S t a t e m e n t

I have always been a creative who thinks "outside the box". Art is easiest for me; it flows from emotion and spirit and takes shape — from intrinsic importance to physical reality.…From nothingness comes something to share. My paintings are bright, colorful and invigorating and I’ve been told and seen firsthand that they lift people’s spirits. A visitor to one of my shows commented, "your paintings are so happy" and I responded, "that’s because I’m happy when I’m painting them".

I have two original styles. The first  is "Complex Abstracts". A critic once said of them a few years back that they seem to be an "organized chaos". I prefer to be more positive and see them as "Intelligent Abstracts". I created the style. In addition to my proclivity for the complex and unorthodox approach, I love surrealism and I have an abstract surrealistic style that I refer to as my "Pop/Surrealistic Abstracts". I work passionately, intuitively and I refuse to follow other’s rules. People have told me that the colors I’ve used others don’t dare put together because they’re "not supposed to", and then when I do it, they exclaim, "it works". You can call me an "intuitive painter" or "a colorist" or "an abstract-surrealistic organic and geometric anarchist". Whatever you call me, I hope you like what you see.  – Karen Kirshner