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Acrylics are Karen’s usual medium, but sometimes watercolor on paper is the right material for her subject matter. Her work considers themes of interdependence, connection, co-existence, and mutual respect. Karen creates movement and energy using lively brush strokes, and relationships between color, shape, and form. Her work skirts the line between abstraction and realism. Even though the North Shore coastline is a regular ‘en plein air’ space for her initial inspiration, the paintings are diverse in color palette and mood. Because nature is always in flux, each experience and each painting is unique. Viewers of Karen’s expressive paintings will likely see new and different aspects each time they come back to them. While mostly restful, there is plenty of detail to observe in each ‘seascape’.
Berman-Mulligan’s work can be found in many private collections.