Artist Spotlight

Karen Israel

    Artist Statement:

  • "The line between my life and my art has become a distinction without a perceptible difference. My pastel paintings are representational in character but symbolism, abstraction, and pattern repetition are constantly in the frame whether I am looking at my daily life or a blank canvas. I enjoy painting a variety of subject matter. Consequently, I have a diverse body of work."

Two Ships | 12"x10" | Pastel

    About The Artist:

  • Karen has demonstrated her painting techniques giving instruction for many organizations and her work has garnered numerous awards in national and international exhibits, including Pastel Society of America, Academic Artist and Connecticut Pastel Society.
    Karen was chosen to jury the Art Guild of Middletown’s Ninth Annual Member’s Exhibit and her work can be found in the the New Haven Paint and Clay Club’s permanent collection. Karen and her work has been featured in The Pastel Journal’s Pastel 100 competition winning Third Place in 2012 and 2014.

Tipping Point |16"x20" | Pastel


Straight on Till Morning | 16"x20" | Pastel


Clutch Player | 18"x22" | Pastel

    Gallery Representation:

    American Artist Professional League (Elected Member)
    Connecticut Academy of Fine Art (Artist Member)
    Salmagundi Club, NYC (Artist Member)
    International Association of Pastel Societies (Master Circle)
    Connecticut Pastel Society (Signature Member)
    Pastel Society of America (Master Pastelist)
    Audubon Artist (Active Member)
    Academic Artist (Active Member)
    New Haven Paint and Clay Club (Active Member)
    Allied Artist of America (Associate Member)