Karen Moehr

Tucsan, USA

Karen Moehr – a self-taught artist

As an abstract artist, Karen Moehr wishes her art will convey a feeling, personalized for each viewer. As such, she focuses on the “face time” each viewer spends with the art, hoping to create a uniquely interactive moment from the first glance. 


Karen Moehr -abstract artist!

Karen Moehr is best known for her textured and modern landscape abstract paintings.  Much of her work involves nature, water and desert-inspired themes and colors. She works from her studio in Arizona.  Moehr’s work is now collected worldwide.  Included in the Phonician collection will be two prints of her CASHMERE, a muted modern abstract and EMERGE, a modern textured artwork.

At what age did you know you wanted to be an artist?

I’ve always been creative, but I didn’t really start painting until I was an adult. I’ve been at it for about 14 years.

What is the earliest artwork you did that you can remember?

I bought some cheap watercolors and a pad to paint my first “artwork” and it was a sunset. (I love sunsets!) Oh, but it was bad! I loved doing it, though and after much self-teaching and trial and error (and better quality materials), I finally found my groove!

Which classical or contemporary artists have inspired you?

I’ve always loved the Impressionists, Expressionists and post-modern art. I find I like to combine a bit of each in some of my work.

How would you describe your artistic style?

Contemporary, soft modern (not too edgy), expressive. I light soothing colors, but sometimes go for broke with a bright, vivid painting.

When did you first sell an artwork? How did you feel?

My first sale was on ebay. I listed a diptych modern landscape (big sky) and it sold right way. No sales come so quickly, but for this one I was overjoyed!

What's your workstyle? Do you work on one piece at a time or work simultaneously on multiple pieces?

I work on several pieces at a time. Sometimes I can do a smaller piece and finish it while larger pieces are drying and curing. I use texture often and those take a few days to fully dry.

How do you get the inspiration for a new piece?

Mostly by nature. I love sunsets. I also get inspiration from organic materials like stone, tile and even old, rusted out metals. Each has its own unique look.

Tell us a bit about your personal life ...

I am happily married with a daughter and two furry babies (cats).

Painting is a joy and a must for me. Any day I can create something is a good day!

A few pieces from Karen’s gallery

Blue Bliss


Why they love Karen’s art

Sarah R, Naples, FL

I can’t say enough how much we appreciate your beautiful works. Everyone that comes into our home comments about your paintings and we have shared your information with several people. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if you hear from one of them in the future.

Ruth, California

Karen! I just unwrapped SOFT, and I am absolutely in love with it! I’m even more excited about the commission piece now I have to resist buying all of your other artwork online for now. Thank you!

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