Karen McCormack grew up in Dutchess County, NY and resides there still. As a child she showed a great interest in art and animals. In 1987 Karen attended duCret School of the Arts in Plainfield, NJ, to study fine art. While in college she was a volunteer at the local humane society. There she found her goal in life, to help animals. "I wish to help the animals in any way I can for they give us so much of themselves unconditionally."In 1994 she became a veterinary assistant and is currently working at Hopewell Animal Hospital in NY. " I have always enjoyed caring for animals and using them as subjects in my art work. I try to capture their innocence and the love they have for their owners. The more I work with the animals the more I want to paint them."
Karen has won several awards for her paintings. and has exhibited extensively throughout the tri-state area.
Exhibits and Awards
2002- 6 Familiar Artists; Group Show - Swain Galleries, Plainfield NJ
2002 - The Pastel Journal - Finalist in the "Pastel 100 Competition"
2001 - Christmas Miniatures - Swain Galleries, Plainfield, New Jersey
2001 - "Life on the Farm", One Woman Show- Swain Galleries, Plainfield NJ
2001 - Hudson Valley Art Association 70th Annual Exhibition, New York
2000 - Christmas Miniatures - Swain Galleries, Plainfield, New Jersey
1999 - Christmas Miniatures - Swain Galleries, Plainfield, New Jersey
1987-1989 DuCret School of the Arts Plainfield, New Jersey
1989-1991 Studied with master pastelist Daniel Greene North Salem, New York
1992- Raritan Valley Community College Liberal Arts Graduate
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) - Cover Art: July 2008, July 2003 and June 2002.
To view more of Karen's work be sure to visit her website.