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Painting the landscape from life, in all its wildness, has become my life’s pursuit. I consider myself a modern impressionist who is drawn to the effect’s of light as nature presents it.”

SOLD - Sun Is Still Shining • 20x24, oil
SOLD - Sun Is Still Shining • 20x24, oil
Karen Philpott $2300
SOLD - Valley of Dreams • 20x24, oil
SOLD - Valley of Dreams • 20x24, oil
Karen Philpott $2300
It’s Raining Up A Storm • 20x20, oil
It’s Raining Up A Storm • 20x20, oil
Karen Philpott $2100
Blue Ridge, 9x12, oil
Blue Ridge, 9x12, oil
Karen Philpott $950
Down Dove Road, 18x24, oil
Down Dove Road, 18x24, oil
Karen Philpott $2100
Late Day Glow, 9x12, oil
Late Day Glow, 9x12, oil
Karen Philpott $950
Season of Turning, 18x24, oil
Season of Turning, 18x24, oil
Karen Philpott $2100
The Falling, 20x24, oil
The Falling, 20x24, oil
Karen Philpott $2300

Karen Philpott resides in her native home of Tennessee where she is an artist in residence at Ontrack Studios in historic Franklin, TN. She was awarded the “Award of Excellence” by the American Impressionist Society Small Works 2021 National Show. In 2021, Karen served as the President of The Chestnut Group, a plein air organization with over 200 members whose mission is painting to preserve vanishing landscapes of Tennessee. Additionally she teaches landscape workshops.

When asked to define her style, Karen is comfortable with the terms Modern Impressionist. Influenced by the Impressionist Artists of the past and American Plein Air Artists before her, she paints in plein air before moving to her studio to create larger pieces. Capturing the natural landscape is the subject she is drawn to. Her goal is to capture in oils, the atmosphere, light and impression nature presents in every season.

Memberships include the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society.

Awards & Organizations

  • 2021 “Award of Excellence” American Impressionist Small Works Show
  • 2019 “Honorable Mention“ Artist on Location, Knoxville Museum of Art, Plein Air Juried Show
  • 2017 Haven Foundation Award – Fine Artist Oil Painting
  • 2016 “Award of Acknowledgement” The Pryor Art Gallery,
  • 2011 “Best In Show – Oil Painter”, Maury County “Art For The Parks”
  • Oil Painters of America ~ American Impressionist Society ~ National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
  • 2021 President – The Chestnut Group Plein Air Painters for preservation of Historical Places and the rural Landscape.

Mentorships & Instruction

  • Roger Dale Brown, OPAM,
  • Scott Christensen, OPAM
  • Howard Friedland, OPAM,
  • Dawn Whitelaw, AISM

 

 

 

 

 

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