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Born and raised in Denver, CO, Karen Buford has traveled widely and lived in many states in pursuit of her artistic and educational goals. Karen has always been drawing, painting and creating since childhood! She enjoys sharing her passion for art with others and helping them find their joy through her beautiful art! Karen is an accomplished artist participating in Art exhibits both locally and nationally with her art in both public and private collections. 


Karen graduated with a BA in Fine Art and eventually became an art teacher with an M.Ed. in Art Education. Karen is currently a professional fine artist and an elementary art teacher for the local school district. Karen enjoys painting portraits, landscapes, florals and inspirational artworks. She also loves to create digital art photography and mixed media artworks on paper


Artist Statement 


My artwork tends towards surrealism in how I think about developing and manipulating images. The transformative nature of computer applications allows me to incorporate many surrealist ideas into my artworks. Juxtaposition of divergent ideas are expressed by utilizing lines, shapes and colors to create compelling visual imagery. Many of my photos display the dreamlike quality indicative of surrealist art


I want people to feel the magical mystery that I feel when I photograph ordinary places, people and objects. I use my artistry to capture the imagination, evoke curiosity, promote contemplation, ask questions and engage in discussions. I want to change people’s opinions and long held beliefs or ideas about art, artists and their role in society. I want people to 

become entranced by my artworks to help them to realize the majesty of nature, the beauty of everyday natural and man made objects. I want them to appreciate how fantastic it is to be alive during this time.


I create my artwork to express my spiritual connection to everything in the universe. I find life to be filled with love, hope and joy. I design artworks that share the indomitable spirit of these ideals. I wish to share this consciousness with others. I will continue to use my artwork to uplift and inspire others!

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