Karen Gaetz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, right on the doorstep to the Rocky Mountains. This led to her love of nature and the outdoors. Karen now resides in Kent in England where she paints from home and onsite when possible. The beauty of the Kent countryside inspires her current.
Her interest in art began at a young age, culminating in training via scholarship at the Alberta College of rt, and then on to The University of Alberta. She attained further training through various workshops. Karen paints in oils, acrylics, and watercolours. There is also a burning desire to learn how to sculpt.
Karen has won numerous awards for her work over the years, including many jurors' choice awards, and the prestigious Bert Earle award.
As the mother of four children many of her paintings have a theme with youngsters. The love of animals and nature is also reflected in many of her paintings. Her passion for colour is evident in the vivid hues and tones she uses.