Seacoast Moderns: Karen Camlin
The Seacoast Moderns is a group that had been formed within the Kittery Art Association in 2010. I am the present managing member.
We have two large group shows coming up, and I am doing the social media promotion. This site now has a number of followers, so I’d rather use it, that the group’s blog.
As members send me images and their bio information, I will post and make comments where appropriate.
Karen has been with the group longer than I and I have seen a variety of mediums used by her. Here is one image that will be displayed in the upcoming shows, as well as her statement and bio.
K. Harvey Camlin
The art I create is varied in subject, medium, form and style. There was a time I wondered if I should be narrowing and refining my work to one medium, one form, one consistent style. This became less of a concern once I recognized that the body of my work shared, and referred to, my interest in capturing the surface quality of my subjects. These subjects range from those objects that can be seen to those subjects originating in my mind’s eye.
I no longer worry about narrowing my venues for expression. I enjoy building the skills and experience to work in several mediums, often combining these.
I work with the mediums that can best express my subjects. I work in forms and styles that can best convey my meaning. For me limiting my work to one specific medium, to one specific style, is equivalent to speaking with a limited vocabulary. For me this is what being an artist involves – the search for the best way to share what I see and what I want to say.
Karen studied art education at the University of Southern Maine
in Portland, and visual design (graphics) at Southeastern
Massachusetts University (now UMASS, Dartmouth). She has taken
numerous courses and workshops, with examples listed here:
greater Boston, Massachusetts area including the Harvard University
Extension School, Cambridge, Massachusetts; southern Maine
including Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine, Heartwood College
of Art, Kennebunk, Maine, Sanctuary Arts, Eliot, Maine; and at
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. Karen lives
in Wells and teaches art full-time in MSAD #35, South Berwick/Eliot,
Karen’s work has been included in juried art shows in Massachusetts,
galleries in Massachusetts and Vermont, and represented in the
catalog of an international distributor, C.R. Fine Arts, Boston.
K. Harvey Camlin, the signature Karen often uses in her artwork,
refers to those names used over time in her personal life and
Karen is a member of the Seacoast Moderns group and the Kittery
Art Association. Her work has been included in member shows of
these groups, and in exhibits of artwork by seacoast teachers at the
Kittery Art Association and in exhibits of artwork by faculty members
of Wells-Ogunquit C.S.D. and MSAD #35. Most recently, Karen’s
work has been shown in group exhibits at the Portsmouth Public
Library and Maine College of Art.
Karen’s work ranges in style from illustrative to graphic, with
abstraction being a current interest. She works in several mediums
often combining these for what they may do best to convey her
For more information about work shown here, or for prices, please
contact Karen at email@example.com.
More to come and I will bring Karen back to show you entirety of this series later in the month.
Posted on 08/08/2013, in art, Kittery, mixed media and tagged abstract, acrylic, Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, graphite, Kittery Art Association, local art, mixed media, original art, York Public Library. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.