About Karen Hilliard

About Karen Hilliard

I am fascinated by watercolor, among the many mediums to choose from. I have a Bachelor’s in Art from San Francisco State with an emphasis on painting and drawing. My nature paintings have no pencil work, but are produced using a size zero paintbrush with a wet on dry technique. I thoroughly enjoy how the colors blend and bleed together to create movement in each piece.

My goal as an artist is to encourage others to look at the world in a different way.  I currently reside in Las Vegas, Nevada where my husband, dog, and I go on many adventures in nature where endless conversations take place about what we see in the rocks and trees.

I often paint what I see in the wood or rock formation, then viewers see different images in my work, which motivates future paintings. Paintings are created from photographs and sketches taken from nature explorations using micro and macro details of the images. I also create portraits using this same technique in the hair and background.

I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it. I would love an email of what you notice in these paintings. Click here to contact me with any inquires, questions or comments.

Karen Hilliard