Building a Narrative



When Penny picked me up to go to Linda Bigness’ art reception, I thought we were going to Oswego, New York.  But it turns out that SUNY Oswego has a campus annex here in Syracuse, New York at… Read more here…Building A Narrative by Karen Tash



Abstract Views of the Real


As an artist, I observe the world through a unique lens relying upon memory, perception, and past experience to interpret reality through the aesthetic of abstraction.

In this body of work, my creative process focused on two distinct images, the man-made and the natural.  The first is the classic American barn in all its various conditions of deterioration to the contemporary efforts to revive its once familiar grandness in our countries’ vast landscape.

The second is realized through the reflection of experiences with an aesthetic sense of time and place.  Our environment is in a constant state of change and will appear differently to those populating our world one hundred years from now.  My purpose is to preserve what I experience when observing our world and to present an aesthetic understanding of the abstract through the manipulation of paint and surface.

Whether it is man-made or part of our natural world, there is a subtle beauty to be found in the deterioration of our environment. As I pass through this world and take in the layers of destruction and renewal, I record what I see and use my creative output to give the world hope and a renewed sense of understanding for what is already a part of our reality.

Night at the Schweinfurth

Urban Walk I oil on canvas on exhibit in the Made in New York show. Patron holding my “Artist’s Heart” I donated for the Perfect Pairings fundraising event. Donna Lamb, Schweinfurth Director, presenting the winning bidder with her prized piece. A really fun evening well organized and presented by the Schweinfurth Artistic staff.

Made In New York Opening Reception: April 1, 2016 5 PM at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, N.Y.


New Work at Studio 245

Studio work in Progress

New work  at Studio 245 in progress.  Keeping my focus on new interpretations in  oil and encaustic for upcoming shows.  I will post updates on these works as well as others soon.  Studio 245 is also in the process of planning an encaustic workshop for the Spring.  Details will follow soon.  If you are interested please follow this link to register.  ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOP 

Abstract Views at the Nan Miller Gallery

Studio245's Blog

It has been a very successful show at the Nan Miller Gallery in Rochester, NY.  A major work “Yellow Barn Seneca” seen below sold the opening night to well known collectors of contemporary art  in the New York area.  The following encaustic work is a featured piece and is nmg2NMGgalleryimagenew in a series of crossover works combining encaustic with oil painting on linen.  If you are in the area check out the exhibit.  The invitation card is shown below and the show has been extended to November 3, 2015.

Yellow_Barn_Seneca_2015_Bigness Yellow Barn Seneca, oil on linen, 54 X 64″  Read more about the creation of Yellow Barn Seneca and other works at the “All About Paint Blog”


Cross over Series: Encaustic and oil on panel and linen. 37 X 49″ at the Nan Miller Gallery

Exhibit extended through November 2, 2015 Exhibit extended through November 2, 2015

New work on view at the Nan Miller Gallery October…

View original post 11 more words