Shore Mural, tide pool detail by Karen Carr

Shown: Black abalone, Ashy storm petrel, Bald eagle, Acorn barnacles, Gooseneck barnacles, Brandts cormorants, California mussels, Cassins aucklet, Gumboot chiton, Mossy chiton, Aggregate anemones, Green giant anemone, Hermit crab, Sand crabs, Striped shoreline crab, Green red and brown algae, Monkey faced prickleback, Oystercatcher, Opaleye perch, Periwinkles, Saltgrass, Harbor seals, Olivella snail, Ochre stars, Surf grass, Purple sea urchins
Geologic period: Modern


Shore Mural, tide pool detail

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Channel Islands National Park
1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001

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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.

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

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