2024 PopUp Gallery Artist Profile

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Karen Bender Peltier

Karen Bender Peltier is an artist who discovers the essence of a person or place and then draws what she has found. Knowing about her creative process is an essential to understanding her work and viewing the finished piece. Karen is interested not in the visual relationship with the person, place or thing- but with an energy relationship. Her art has elements of performance and mystical ritual...The work that Karen is creating is beautiful and unique. The colors are lively and her knowledge of design and form is evident...Her work has depth with an almost musical quality...What is that saying 'the universe is in you.' Karen's work seems to remind us of that ancient and simple wisdom while adding to the beauty and pleasure of a physical place."
- Kathryn Danielle Wilson, Curator, Art Program, Prudential Property Company