Work of the Week: “Sea Glass,” by Karen Weihs

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 by Kristie Landing
"Sea Glass," Karen Weihs. 30" x 36" Oil on Canvas

“Sea Glass,” Karen Weihs. 30″ x 36″ Oil on Canvas

What could be more serene than this abstract seascape by Karen Weihs? She has a true gift for infusing a mood into a canvas, which she does solely armed with a palette knife. “Seascape” is the perfect mélange of colorific swipes and textural contrasts with electrifying results. This particular work echoes the natural palette of the Lowcountry, while representing Karen’s quintessential expressionist style.

Weihs is a native of Charleston who currently resides in Cashiers, NC. She received her BFA from the University of Georgia and gives credit to the influence of Professor Lamar Dodd and mentor, Frank Licciardi for first inspiring her painting style. Weihs began her professional career as a graphic designer, but sensed her true calling and moved onto oils shortly thereafter. In 1994, she received the Artist of America Award and her works are housed in the collections of The Biltmore Estate and the Mansion of Turtle Creek Restaurant.

Weihs once said, “The aim of every artist is to hold life fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves them again.”

Notes:

The quote represented her was gathered from Karen’s website http://karenweihs.com

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