​​Karen began painting full-time after retiring and moving to Cape Cod in 2005 from Seattle Wa.  And she has yet to put her brush down!

She is honored to study with many Nationally known artists at the Cape Cod Art Association (CCAA), South Shore Art Center (SSAC), and numerous Eastcoast workshops in all mediums. This list includes Julie Blanchard, Mary Moquin, Kim Alemian, Joyce Silverstone, Esther Maschio, and many more.

Listed as a Gallery Artist at the South Shore Art Center in Cohassett as well as a Juried Artist at Cape Cod Art Association, Karen exhibits her work in their gallery exhibits. 

Her art and design backround includes establishing a small landscape consulting company 'Art of the Garden,' as well as being an Associate Master of Ikebana, having studied in Japan for five years.  Karen also had  an interiors  company, KMP Designs

'Glow' a Watercolor

Artist Statement

The connection between art and nature has always been inspirational.The color harmony and contrast is glorious and changes throughout the day and by season.

Painting for me is not documenting, but rather capturing a glimpse, an experience that is quickly gone. A lyrical rendering is what I want to create - nature radiates so much more than an exact image. I hope to capture the essence of the subject with reflective nuances that might evoke a response, or solicit a memory.

It remains a challenge to paint images which awaken our
emotional selves.

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Recent Awards 


CCAA 2016 Summer, Member Exhibit.                       Second Place,  Monotype
CCAA2016 Spring,That Day In.. Member Exhibit      Honorable Mention, Oil
SSAC 2015 Spring Festival,Juried Exhibit                 First Place, Watercolor
SSAC 2015 Spring Festival, Members Exhibit            Honorable Mention, Watercolor
DAA 2015 Winter Juried Art Show,                          Honorable Mention,Watercolor
CCAA 2015 White Exhibit,                                        First Place, Monotype
SSAC 2014 Spring Festival, Member Exhibit             Welch Fine Arts Award, Watercolor
CCAC 2014 Blue Exhibit,                                            Second Place, Watercolor
CCAA 2014 Icons of Cape Cod,                                   Honorable Mention, Mixed Media
CCAA 2012 Light Exhibit,                                          Honorable Mention, Watercolor

President, Ikebana International. 1990-92
Trustee, Cahoon Museum of American Art  2006-09
Board Member,VP, Printmakers of Cape Cod. 2015 to present
Juried Artist, Cape Cod Art Association
Gallery Artist, South Shore Art Center

Karen M Pinard, artist 

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