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 artist whose mixed media paintings express my fascination with color and texture and my desire to examine what lies below the surface of things. I left behind the world of computer code and systems analysis and re-started my career with a degree in business, only to discover that I still wasn’t satisfied. Through a series of chance encounters, I discovered my love of painting.

Layering acrylic paint and other mediums, I create abstract worlds from my imagination. It is a conversation between me and the surface of the paper or canvas. My work celebrates the daydreamer in all of us.

Select Exhibitions

  • Women’s Art Collective, George Pierce Recreational Center 2019, Suwannee, GA
  • In the Spotlight, Kudzu Art Zone Gallery & Art Center 2019, Norcross, GA
  • 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