I create atmospheric landscapes with oil bar, concentrating on expanses, edges, fields, drumlins, water and sky. I strive to unite my art with these natural elements and their evolution through the seasons' changing colors and light. My attitude is one of respect and gratefulness in recreating the beauty I see every day.
I am an artist and designer with a degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in visual communications.
Gallery on Chase Hill, Kennebunkport Maine - 2005
Heron Hill Winery, Hammondsport NY - 2005
Celebration of the Arts, Syracuse NY - 2005
Delavan Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY - 2005
Art Critic's Review
Katherine Rushworth, former director of the Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY college at Fredonia, and contributing writer for the Syracuse Post-Standard/Stars.
"The gorgeous oil paintings by Auburn artist Karen Thomas-Lillie are soft and understated; she creates her atmospheric paintings blurring foreground into sky, creating a landscape that looks touched by the hand of Mark Rothko. Particularly memorable were "Farm Field" "Lake Shore" and "Early Spring Evening." These are ethereal, soft-edged paintings, with just enough information for you to resolve the imagery."