The Good Dream

The Good Dream by Karen Phillips

Mixed media on canvas 8″x8″ © Karen Phillips

Mind Travel

Mind Travel by Karen Phillips © 2016

Mind Travel series 10″x10″ Mixed media on paper mounted to cradled board © Karen Phillips

I am an Atlanta-based mixed media artist. When I create art, I feel connected to and in rhythm with the universe. I feel so alive. Most of the time I don’t have a plan. I respond to what I see and how I feel about what’s on my canvas or paper. I enjoy creating layers of texture, color, and line, sometimes partially hiding what’s underneath to convey a sense of depth that tells a story. I find that people want to get up close my paintings to get a sense of what it is they are seeing. I invite you to experience my art.

I have shown work at the Buckhead Library, Atlanta Artists’ Center, Georgia Perimeter College, and Kudzu Art Zone Gallery and Art Center.

Select Exhibitions

  • WCAGA’s Tell Me About It, Sycamore Place Gallery, Decatur, GA 2018
  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, May 2017 (duo show)
  • Mind Travel, Georgia State Perimeter College, Clarkston Campus, Nov 2016-Jan 2017 (solo show)
  • Artists of Georgia: 2nd Annual Art Exhibit & Competition, 2016, Dublin, GA
  • Tannery Row Spring Juried Exhibition 2016, Burford, GA
  • Open Juried Exhibition, Kudzu Art Zone Open Juried Exhibition 2015, Norcross, GA
  • Layers, WCAGA Members’ Exhibit – Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston, GA, 2014
  • Fragments of Time, Kudzu Art Zone, Norcross, 2014
  • Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia’s Drawing Marathon Show, upstairs [artspace], Tryon, NC, 2014
  • Curve & Texture, First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta, Candler Park, 2013-2014 (solo show)
  • Tickle Your Fancy, Kudzu Art Zone Gallery & Art Center, Norcross, 2013
  • Open Juried Exhibit, Kudzu Art Zone Gallery & Art Center, juried by Larry Walker, 2013
  • Abstract Whisperings, Sycamore Place Gallery, Decatur, 2011 (duo show)
  • Featured Artist, Dekalb High School of Technology, South, Decatur, 2010
  • Reading Between the Blue Lines, Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, Decatur, 2010
  • Atlanta Artists Center Sixth Multi-Artist/Media Exhibit, Buckhead Library, Atlanta, 2010
  • Dogwood in Springtime, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, 2010 (Honorable Mention)
  • Bursts of Creativity, Kudzu ArtZone, Norcross, 2010 (Honorable Mention)
  • Textured Sight, solo show, First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta, Candler Park, 2010
  • Art Salon, Pine Lake, 2009
  • Pin-Up Show, Eyedrum, Atlanta, 2008
  • Pin-Up Show, City Hall East Gallery, Atlanta, 2008
  • The National Arts Program, City Hall East Gallery, Atlanta, 2007
  • The National Arts Program, City Hall East Gallery, Atlanta, 2006 (Honorable Mention)

Professional Membership

Kudzu Art Zone Gallery and Art Center, Board member, Open Juried Exhibition Chair, 2013-2016
Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia