Karen Gillis Taylor is a painter living in Santa Fe, NM, with strong roots in Colorado. She paints in oils and acrylics, and currently is focusing on abstract botanicals, with inspiration from trees, gardens, the landscape and the wonder of nature. Illumination and light are ever-present themes in her work.

Karen has exhibited on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, at the Santa Fe Arts District in Denver and at Osmosis Gallery in her former Boulder County hometown of Niwot, Colorado where she continues to exhibit.

Karen’s longtime study of color also found expression while designing art quilts and working as a graphic designer for quilting magazines. She received her BFA from Colorado State University and a BA in History plus teaching certification in art at the University of Colorado. She has also taught painting and drawing, and created an online acrylic painting course on Teachable.com which is available for new students.

Karen is currently at work on a theme “Illumination”, for upcoming painting exhibition opportunities.

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