KAREN PIKE

        Karen Pike is one of those artists whose paintings move, filled with heat and sound. Based out of Los Angeles, this prolific painter has quickly made a name for herself within the highly competitive West Coast art scene with a catalogue of work that is both confident and vulnerable. That dichotomy, and the underlying emotion behind it, is what truly sets apart a body of work already striking in its bold strokes and rich color. Chances are, you may have already seen some of Pike’s artwork. Her collections have been featured in galleries and festivals from California to New York, and as far away as Japan. Some of her most popular pieces include “New Orleans”, “Tipsy”, and “A Night to Remember.” She’s also been featured in several live performance painting events, where she tells a story with paints and canvas for the audience, unfolding in real time, and seasoned by the energy of the event music, and the viewers.

      Her recent work shows that Pike has truly matured as an artist. Using a bold palate of vibrant colors, she renders an air of exuberant nonchalance, demonstrating a sophisticated awareness of contemporary art, but with a clearly communicated joy of both the art and the medium. The enthusiastic response her work has received firmly establishes Karen Pike’s place in the art world.

      Born in Los Angeles, CA in 1975, Pike graduated from the L.A. County High School for the Arts before going on to complete her B.F.A. at the University of Arizona. As a child, she demonstrated an aptitude for art early on.An astute art teacher took note of her budding talent, and encouraged her to explore her artistic ability. This opportunity opened up a whole new world for Pike, who enthusiastically began experimenting with technique and media in an explosion of painting and sculpture. Her work drew notice, and she was subsequently accepted into the exclusive fine arts program at the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts. Pike had finally come home, and her journey to artisanship had begun. Her performance in high school led to a fine arts scholarship at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She was entranced by figure study, especially form in motion. Supporting herself by painting decorative artwork and commissions, she won two awards for Arizona themed pieces that were subsequently published. Pike’s work continues to draw attention, capturing new audiences daily with her emotionally charged style. Check the current tour schedule to find out where and when you can see her work

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Grapes on the Wine

Original Acrylic on Metal, 24 by 36 inches

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Play it

Original Acrylic on Metal, 24 by 36 inches

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New Orleans

Original, Acrylic on Canvas,30 by 40 inches

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Night to Remember

Original, Acrylic on Canvas,18 by 24 inches

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Big Red

4'x 3' oil on canvas

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Memories #1

Acrylic on Steel,42 by 42 inches

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Memories #2

Acrylic on Steel,42 by 42 inches

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