San Francisco Artist Karen Coggeshall had early careers in Fashion merchandising, Graphic Design, and Freelance Art Projects. In 2002, Karen returned to school to study Painting, Drawing and Printmaking. Since that time she has built up a unique body of work that includes landscapes, still lifes and semi-abstract Monoprints.
My art reflects my passion for vibrant color, strong graphic elements, pattern and texture. Strong influences in my work are Classicism, Impressionism, Aestheticism, the Arts and Crafts Movement and the Nabis of the 19th Century.
I work in a variety of media including oil, ink, fabric, paper, pastels and watercolor and I enjoy "crossing over" the boundaries between fine art, crafts, textiles, and decorative arts.