Born in Sheridan, Wyoming into a ranching family, Karen began life as an incurable outdoors girl. Horseback from the beginning, she made her love of horses into a lifelong career. Accomplishments were four qualifications to the National Finals Rodeo plus numerous futurity wins.
In 1987 a horse related accident sidelined her, resulting in the beginning of quite a successful sculpting career with sculptures throughout the U.S. and overseas. Keeping with the equine forum, she also includes most all animals. Her words "sculpting is something I can completely lose myself in and hope to do from now on."
Karen worked in watercolor and began adding colored pencil to her work after taking a class by Phil Micheau at the HAA gallery. Working from home in Sierra Vista, AZ, she enjoys creating her own ideas plus commissions.