Going Deeper: Finding the Inspiration from Within

Works by Karen Burns

September 6, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Ventures Gallery

Artist Statement

The process of creation fascinates me. How we move from thought, to word, to deed intrigues me, especially as it relates to creating art. I am currently experimenting with intention, prayer, music to use as a springboard for creating digital work that inspires individuals to grow and explore and be all that they can be.  Previously a watercolor artist, this process was connected from my brain to my hand and flowed smoothly onto the wet paper. Using digital technology has given me the opportunity to experiment with out fear of damaging what has already been created, but the process is entirely different. As I continuously learn and play with this new medium, I hope to be able to create a more intuitive process that I can share with others.



Karen Burns is a mixed media artist specializing in digital art.  She uses photographs, personal paintings, scanned images, and bits of ephemera to create layered digital images that she prints onto canvas or paper. Her work has been published in online magazines and she has displayed her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions and galleries in Delaware, Maryland and North Carolina. Karen is a continuous learner and regularly takes workshops and online courses to expand her skills and explore her curiosity of all forms of 2D art.   She lives in Delaware with her husband and two dogs. 



Image: “Discovering” archival digital print on metal.