Welcome to my website & online art gallery.

I regularly add new paintings here, so please feel free to

bookmark this site and stop back to see what I’ve been working on.

I am drawn to all things ephemeral. My goal is to reveal the essence of a subject before nature’s inexorable force changes it forever. Documenting these fleeting moments captures an element of immutable truth. This inherent contradiction, irrespective of the subject matter, ignites my creative process and the shifting interplay of value, color and shape becomes the template for my designs.

Picture of Artist Karen Israel


You can see my paintings hanging in Connecticut galleries and throughout the Northeastern United States. Click below to see where my work is currently on display.

Renaissance in Pastel

University of Connecticut Stamford Art Gallery November 9 – December 12 The Color of Life was selected for this national exhibit