Karen Koch
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Karen Koch

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Visual Art – Cleveland, OH

As a painter, I use bold colors applied in transparent layers, giving my paintings a bright, cheerful feel. I studied studio art and majored in drawing at Denison University. After graduating, I worked at art galleries and continued painting for several years. Eventually, I took a corporate job and painted less and less as the job kept me busier and busier. Then, for more than a decade, I did not paint at all. I started painting again in 2005. Since then, my focus has been more on painting than drawing, my paintings are smaller, and my colors are brighter. I still build my images using many layers of color because it adds depth and richness to the image. ...more