“I am inspired to paint the beauty and diversity of this amazing landscape. I strive to capture the color of the sunset or the reflection and shimmer on the water and the feeling I have as I stand in light absorbing its warmth and color. It is all about the light and relationship with this earth. As I paint, I experience the light so every shape, color, pattern and mark is connected. I give this energy to each painting so others might experience the feeling of light and connection as well.
Karrie received a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Utah in 2003. She travels and participates in plein air events and juried exhibitions in the US and Costa Rica.
Her impressionist paintings focus on light, contrast and color, they are sensitive, yet express the energy and sense of place.
Spring City Plein Aire, September 2021, honorable mention, Juror, Paul and Susan Bingham
Plein Air Glacier Invitational, June 2021, Hockaday Museum of Art
Spring City Plein Aire, September 2020, honorable mention, Juror, Greory Hull
Maynard Dixon Country Invitational, guest artist, August 25, 2018
Zion’s Bank Annual Artist Reception, SLC, UT (juried) Nov., 2011-2015, 2018
Hudson Valley Plein Air, Middletown, NY – Oct. 2017 (invitational)
Zion Bank Spring Show, Provo, UT – 2016, 2017 (juried)
Wasatch Plein Air Paradise, Midway, UT – 2015, Honorable Mention; Main Competition and Studio Division, Juror, Tom Alder
San Clemente Plein Air, San Clemente, CA – 2015
Wasatch Plein Air Paradise, Midway, UT – 2014, 4th Place; Main Competition, Juror, Al Rounds.
Las Laguna Gallery, ‘Small Works – BIG TALENT’, Laguna Beach, CA, Juried, Sept. 7 – 28, 2013
Spring City Plein Air, Spring City, UT – 2013, Merit Award, Juror, Kate Starling
Wasatch Plein Air Paradise,Midway, UT – 2013, 2nd Place Studio, Juror Al Rounds, 6th place Midway Paint Out, Juror, Greg Wilson
Art Access, 300 Plates Exhibit, May 2012 & 2013
Slusser Gallery, ‘Utah Landscape Artists’ and ‘Holiday Show’ 2012
Heber Valley Medical Center, Featured Artist, April – September 2011
Poor Yorick Studios, Invited Artist, March 2011
Park City Medical Center, Featured Artist, May – October 2010
Wasatch Plein Air Paradise, 2010, Merit Award Studio, Juror, Susan Gallacher
Park City Professional Artists’ Group Show, Pioneer Theater, November 2009
‘Art in Office’ presented by the Law Offices of Ford and Huff, Solo Show April 2009
Park City Showcase of Homes, 2006, 2007, 2008
Provo Arts Council Freedom Festival, 2007
Deseret News Landscape Show, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007
Two Sisters Fine Art Gallery, Heber, UT, 2004 – 2008, Solo shows 2004 and 2008