Karen Luke



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Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
12 days ago 
US550-N View 4 by Karen Luke
9 x 12 inches
 
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
12 days ago 
US550-N View 3 by Karen Luke
18 x 24 inches
 
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
12 days ago 
US550-N View 1 by Karen Luke
11 x 14 inches
 
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
12 days ago 
US550-N View 2 by Karen Luke
12 x 16 inches
 
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
12 days ago 
Somewhere Elsewhere Knowing by Karen Luke
24 x 30 inches
 
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
12 days ago 
You'll Find Me Here by Karen Luke
12 x 12 inches
 
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
12 days ago 
Somewhere Not Here by Karen Luke
24 x 20 inches
 
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
12 days ago 
Moonlight Shadow by Karen Luke
16 x 16 inches
 
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
12 days ago 
Leaving No Trace by Karen Luke
Oil 24 x 24 inches
 
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
9 months ago 
Untold by Karen Luke
Oil 12 x 9 inches
 
Regular Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 11:00 - 5:00pm; Sunday 1:00 - 5:00pm
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
9 months ago 
Ridge Walk by Karen Luke
Mixed Media 10.75 x 11.75 inches
 
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
9 months ago 
Orange Pop by Karen Luke
Mixed Media 15.75 x 22 inches
 
Regular Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 11:00 - 5:00pm; Sunday 1:00 - 5:00pm
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
9 months ago 
Brilliant Spring by Karen Luke
Mixed Media 10.5 x 23 inches
 
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
34 months ago 
Floating with no where to hide by Karen Luke
Oil 30 x 30 inches
 
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
35 months ago 
A Sighting by Karen Luke
Mixed Media 8 x 10 inches
 
Paper 10 x 14 inches
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
35 months ago 
Another Place by Karen Luke
Oil 18 x 24 inches
 
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
35 months ago 
Night Light by Karen Luke
Mixed Media 10 x 8 inches
 
Paper 14 x 12 inches
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
35 months ago 
Not Now by Karen Luke
Mixed Media 9 x 12 inches
 
Paper 11.75 x 15.75 inches
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
35 months ago 
Always There by Karen Luke
Mixed Media 12 x 9 inches
 
Paper 17 x 11 inches
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
35 months ago 
Beyond the Gate by Karen Luke
Oil 16 x 16 inches
 
 

 
Karen Luke Posted Artwork 
35 months ago 
Close Your Eyes, Can You See Me? by Karen Luke
Mixed Media 30 x 40 inches
 
 

 



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Arata Art Gallery
Benicia, CA -



Biography
I am primarily an oil painter but utilize other mediums, wet or dry if it serves the concept of the piece. I work from small studies, sketches, photo references composed to create medium to large scale paintings. My work at times surreal, are referenced from my travels, experiences, and dreams. My painting process is inspired by people’s histories, memories, and experiences. Events are obliterated from our memory, or only glimpses are remembered. We are continually recording layers of history and occasionally we can “bump” into those past memories or ghosts. To create the transitory figures and impressions of the world we live in, I use transparent, sometimes drippy, and opaquely applied multi-textured layers of paint. Paint is scraped, added back opaquely, carved back into, until the desired effect is achieved. The surface is saturated with layers, collaged with texture or manipulated with surface tension. A low saturation, muted palette or limited color best supports the mysterious mood I’m after. I feel this approach begins to best mimic our human experiences. Passionate about art, I love the process of learning and constantly challenge myself to see the world in new ways. It’s not the subject itself, but the essence, or core nature that matters. That’s what I look for in my paintings. However my interests are quite varied as I’m most drawn to psychological, mysterious and evocative imagery. Growing up with a mixture of Chinese philosophy, folk practices and western religion, I was influenced to explore various religions and beliefs. I’m intrigued with the concept of spirituality and our place in the universe. Is there karma? Or has karma run over and flattened the dogma? Is there another dimension(s) or other world? The “what if…?” These are some of the profound, interesting questions, the billions of possibilities [...]

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