The Artist of the Month is a way for us to celebrate and highlight the talent from the local artists who sell work with us, by shining a spotlight on a different creative artist each month.
If you are interested in checking out Karen's work, feel free to stop by our gallery. You can find our gallery hours here. Not local? Check out our online sales gallery.
Originally from East Lansing Michigan, Karen Warren currently lives in Simpson NC with her husband Jim and their dog Maya.
Karen moved to Greenville to attend East Carolina University to become a nutrition major. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at ECU in Nutrition Science and worked in her field for many years until she retired from ECU in 2013. It was then she was finally able to pursue her lifelong interest in art.
Since retiring Karen has taken art classes at Emerge Gallery and the Greenville Museum of Art. She loves the discovery and experimentation aspect of creating art. She makes a variety of types of jewelry and owns Doe Run Jewelry company. Currently, she is most interested in mixed media, painting, and printmaking.
Although life has taken her in many directions when she is creating she feels fulfilled, and her love of exploring new mediums keeps her continuously learning.