Karen Jacobsen

ARTIST STATEMENT

Art is my life’s work, and my life has always been grounded in the natural world.

Painting gives me a means to witness what I call the spirit of energy. This energy reveals itself in many subtle ways and is visualized when flashes of composition of forms and shadows are translated by light, masses into shapes, the ephemeral into substance. My view changes and focuses constantly as these elements within my art coalesce interpreting the delicacy and drama that catch my attention. These exchanges are moments of discovery for me, and create sparks of inspiration. Painting presents the challenge to distill this energy into my art, and capture some of that spirit…

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