30in X 40in ORIGINAL oil painting on steel with some glued paper, glitter and wax.
This painting is not framed, but hangs easily on two nails. It has a wire hanger on the back.
This painting is painted on steel and weighs about 20 lbs.
This painting was inspired by different forms of currency and my feelings about money. I was also influenced by the tsunami in Japan several years ago.
After peeling down the entire onion of Karen Ann Jones, what I found was ‘Karen the painter.’ The same person I was when I was 5. I never changed, I only left who I was for a while. I paint because that is who I am. Being my most authentic me is my true integrity.
My goal in my work is to express my optimistic, happy, in love with life, quirky, deep, intimate and passionate perspective of life.
I choose my painting by recreating a visual of the feelings I am having at that moment. I get to spend personal time with that passionate feeling that I long to experience. This is probably why I don’t paint a painting in one day. I want to linger in that relationship.
I have been an artist my whole life, I'm in my late 40's and live in a five story warehouse in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, United States. I specialize in figure painting but also do cityscapes and an occasional dog painting.
My studio is in my building. If I'm not in my yoga class, I'm usually in my studio. Feel free to contact me anytime. Thank you for taking time to check out my shop.