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
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.
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!