Karen Rouse Studio  |  Exhibition June 1 - 30 at River Gallery in Chattanooga

Tapestry

Tapestry

Acrylic on Cradled Board
60 x 30 inches
Available at River Gallery

These paintings are part of an exhibition of Karen's figurative work at River Gallery in Chattanooga for the month of June, only. Ranging from "excerpts" of figures to quite unusual portraits, the common thread throughout is the use of strong lighting.

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Door Aside

Acrylic on Cradled Board
24 x 36 inches
Available at River Gallery

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Complexity

Acrylic on Cradled Board
30 x 30 inches
Available at River Gallery

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Glimmer

Acrylic on Cradled Board
30 x 10 inches
Available at River Gallery

As a fine artist, Karen Rouse has explored many styles and mediums, viewing this exploration as a necessary part of the creative process. Over time, this array of styles has narrowed to the one that continually surfaced with the strongest voice. While taking a photography class during her college years, she discovered a love of strong directional lighting that created graphic shadows.

Today, her paintings consistently utilize such lighting as the primary driver for her compositions, resulting in distinctive shadows that are as important as the subject. Her work is exclusively based on her own photographs.

Karen's work is currently represented by The Little Green Store & Gallery in Huntsville, Alabama, and River Gallery in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you are interested in purchasing a particular piece, please contact the correlating gallery directly. There is a gallery link listed for each piece.

If you are interested in a portrait or still life commission, or would like to be notified via email when new work becomes available, please email .

Available Paintings

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Spoon

Spoon

Acrylic on Board
20 x 10 inches
Available at The Little Green Store & Gallery

Classic

Classic

Acrylic on Cradled Board
12 x 12 inches
Available at The Little Green Store & Gallery

Blue

Blue

Acrylic on Cradled Board
24 x 24 inches
Available at River Gallery

In a Petal

In a Petal

Acrylic on Cradled Board
14 x 18 inches
Available at River Gallery

Abbreviated

Abbreviated

Acrylic on Cradled Board
12 x 12 inches
Available at River Gallery

Blue Plate Cherries

Blue Plate Cherries

Acrylic on Cradled Board
12 x 12 inches
Available at River Gallery

Magnolia Seeds

Magnolia Seeds

Acrylic on Cradled Board
30 x 30 inches
Available at River Gallery

Sold / Unavailable

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Persimmons

Persimmons

2016
Acrylic on Cradled Board
24 x 24 inches

Pomegranates

Pomegranates

2016
Acrylic on Cradled Board
24 x 24 inches

Moment

Moment

2017
Acrylic on Board
16 x 20 inches

Hidden

Hidden

2017
Acrylic on Board
16 x 20 inches

Two and One

Two and One

2017
Acrylic on Cradled Board
16 x 20 inches

Warm

Warm

2017
Acrylic on Cradled Board
12 x 12 inches

Embrace

Embrace

2017
Acrylic on Board
24 x 12 inches

Tomatillos

Tomatillos

2017
Acrylic on Cradled Board
24 x 12 inches

Excerpt

Excerpt

2017
Acrylic on Cradled Board
18 x 14 inches

Little Solo

Little Solo

2016
Acrylic on Board
7 x 5 inches

Nuzzle

Nuzzle

2016
Acrylic on Cradled Board
20 x 16 inches

Nestled

Nestled

2016
Acrylic on Cradled Board
12 x 12 inches

Couture Radish

Couture Radish

2016
Acrylic on Board
6 x 12 inches

Glow

Glow

2017
Acrylic on Board
36 x 18 inches

Dance

Dance

2017
Acrylic on Board
16 x 16 inches

Persimmons

Persimmons

2017
Acrylic on Cradled Board
12 x 12 inches