White Sands Earless Lizard, Sculpture by Karen Carr

Shown: Earless lizard sculpture for White Sands National Monument
Geologic period: Modern

White Sands Earless Lizard, Sculpture

Karen's all-digital workflow means visitors can see the exact same animal on a mural, in a life-like animated video, as a touchable bronze sculpture, and more! By working and modeling with your science team's input, every animal in every use is exactly correct and aesthetically pleasing.

One of the fun ways to utilize Karen's 3D-sculpted critters is to create touch-rail pieces and other hands-on display elements, like this lizard. And Karen's online project management system allows your science team, museum project managers and others to watch the development of the sculpted animals throughout the process, and even to rotate and view the sculpture in 3D, online, 24/7!

See Karen's illustration of this earless lizard.

Other samples of work for White Sands National Monument:

Client information:

White Sands National Monument
19955 Highway 70 West
Alamogordo, NM 88310

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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