DPA Devonian Marine Environment detail by Karen Carr

Shown: Brevispirifer, the brachiopods Atrypa and Leptaena, Stromatopora, Siphonophrentis and favosites coral, prismatophyllum, thamonophora, Turbonopsis, Polyphora, Cheirolopsis, Coccosteus, Cladoselache
Geologic period: Devonian


DPA Devonian Marine Environment detail

Fossil evidence of the Devonian reefal communities in the area that is now northwest Tennessee reflect an explosion in life 400 million years ago, with a huge variety of animals and plants.

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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.

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