Jurassic Landscape by Karen Carr

Shown: Apatosaurus, Saurophaganax (a carnivorous dinosaur similar to Allosaurus), Stegosaurus, Camptosaurus, Archaeopteryx and an early possum-like mammal, Gobiconodon
Geologic period: Jurassic


Jurassic Landscape

The Jurassic mural at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is more than 2 stories tall, and is composed of more than 60 individual printed panels showing Karen's painted image. Standing two stories tall and more than 60 feet in length, the mural features a clash between Jurassic dinosaurs Apatosaurus and Saurophaganax (a carnivorous dinosaur similar to Allosaurus). Other animals depicted include Stegosaurus, Camptosaurus, Archaeopteryx and an early possum-like mammal.

Installation of this giant mural, and of the others at the Sam Noble, required a specially trained crew and a small fleet of high-rise construction equipment. Learn how Karen painted this amazing series by clicking on the "How I Paint" hyperlink.

Other samples of work for Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History:

Client information:

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Avenue
Norman, OK

Karen in the classroom


— As a guest speaker or lecturer

In addition to the time she spends painting, Karen finds time now and again to serve as a guest speaker, lecturer and instructor to museum groups, professional organizations, schools and universities. She has also presented master classes in art and digital painting at universities in the U.S.

Karen has delivered recent presentations for these institutions and groups:

  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Guild of Natural Science Illustrators at the College of William & Mary and at Montana State University
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of North Texas
  • Dallas Paleontological Society


About Karen

Originally trained in the classical techniques of illustration and painting, Karen frequently speaks on the transition to a digital world, and on the challenges and benefits this transition poses for artists, clients and viewers. She conducts professional seminars on painting, illustration and digital image creation, and also offers specific programs tailored to the needs of professional groups or classroom instructors.

To contact Karen about a speaking engagement, just drop her a note or call her studio.

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