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.

"Between to Points", 2013 @Karen Camlin. Acrylic and graphite on paper.

“Between to Points”, 2013 @Karen Camlin. Acrylic and graphite on paper.

Artist’s Statement

 K. Harvey Camlin

(Karen 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.

camlinkaren65@gmail.com

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,

Maine.

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

professional work.

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

meaning.

For more information about work shown here, or for prices, please

contact Karen at camlinkaren65@gmail.com.

More to come and I will bring Karen back to show you entirety of this series later in the month.

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About artinsmallplaces

I am Daryl-Ann Hurst, (also using Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst), an artist and writer, who is also interested in antiques, travel and the outdoors. I am hoping to use this blog to meld all of the interests. I was born and raised in California, have a BA in art, have been published in the New England Antiques Journal and have photography on the Gulf of Maine's website. I have shown paintings and prints nationally since 1978.

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