Guest Artist Exhibit
A Florida native, Karen Koegel was raised in Miami and at 17 attended the University of Florida. Soon after getting her Masters, she returned to UF as Dorm Administrator. Though she has had many careers, Special Education teacher, Professional Organizer, (Appearing on “Oprah” as a guest expert on Organizing Your Life), realtor, she always believed that she was an artist.
In 2010, Karen moved back to Gainesville. She is the past President of the Gainesville Fine Arts Association, Director of the GFAA Winter Fine Arts Fair at Tioga and an avid abstract artist…..Life full circle.
As a self-taught artist (aren’t we all, really!), I have explored various mediums, styles, textures, and layering. Since this is the beginning of my journey, I look forward to more discovery, to challenging myself, to continually find ways to elevate the message that the viewer sees.
As an abstract artist, I have to trust my instincts and allow myself to create without personal criticism. Whether I am scraping spackle, dripping liquid ink, crushing egg shells or using spray paint, I believe all will unfold into someone’s poetic, seductive, speculative piece.
My art embraces who I am, there is always more than you see. My work is a true reflection of my life, as I have never been one to stay within the lines.