Hi there. I’m Karen Richardson, and the realistic watercolour paintings you see here in my virtual studio stem from my authentic life experiences. I grew up near Algonquin Park in northern Ontario, surrounded by the rugged terrain of the Canadian Shield. Since then, my adventures have taken me to beautiful wilderness scenery, filled with pristine lakes, vivid skies, massive trees, and sturdy rock.
Having experienced these awe-inspiring landscapes in person, my passion is to capture them in my paintings so people can welcome nature's profound peace and beauty into their daily lives.
I want people to feel utterly captivated by my paintings of wondrous locales: places that capture our hearts and rekindle cherished memories. I use true-to-life colours, crisp detail, and dramatic lighting effects, to give the sense of ‘being there'. I strive to share in my paintings the quiet moments of heartfelt awe and wonder that we feel in Nature.
If my paintings make you pause, take a slow breath, and smile, I know I have accomplished my artistic mission: to make the world a happier place… one painting at a time.