|Original Paintings from Karen Couillard
It's all about lifestyle!
Karen Couillard is one of the hottest new Canadian artists to conquer the international art scene.
With her own style, which she titles “Groovy Arts”, she is known for being an entrepreneur in the art world and for creating a new genre. Through her post-modern look at contemporary life, Karen explores the themes of popular trends and chic lifestyles, capturing a sense of “fun and spontaneity” in her composition, color and technique.
Karen grew up in Canada’s East Coast and attended Cegep of Riviere-du-Loup for Interior Design as well as Laval University for Fine Arts. After completing university, Karen enjoyed a career as an illustrator working for a children’s wear company called "Saute Mouton" in Quebec City. Karen’s love of the arts eventually led her to Ontario where her unique sense of creativity was welcomed and embraced. She began painting and distributing her artwork through upscale boutiques and renowned galleries, which also led to the creation of other customized pieces for their exclusive clientele.
Groovy Arts Style is a very unique style of art, which has distinctive characteristics such as:
• Loose brush stokes applied in layers
• Outlined elements in black and 18kt gold
• Use of bright and bold colours
• Distorted Elements and reverse perspective
• Mixture of illustrative art, cartoon, pop culture and lifestyle
• Narrative elements