My delight is in the traditional presentation of the unexpected, finding the
tipping point that turns plain-vanilla into surprise. I obscure and reveal,
paint over and rub off. Color and line, smudges, drips and marks move in
and out of layers of paint. The work responds to elements in still life and
landscape through images which reflect and explore contradictions. I
strive to use composition, color and texture to create compelling surfaces.

Karen Haynes, was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Colorado. She received her Bachelor of
Fine Art degree from the University of Colorado. Through workshops with Joe Mugnani, Robert Wood,
Don Stinson and Amy Metier, and additional classes with The Art Students League in Denver she
continued to develop her work.
Her paintings are in corporate and private collections.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
Santa Fean 2012
Art Galleries & Artists of the South, 2007, 2011
Art News Magazine 2007
American Art Collector, 2006-2012
Trail and Timberline 2002, 2003
The Denver Post 1999
Westword 1995
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS SOLO AND TWO PERSON
2014! Jules Place, Boston, MA
2012! The William&Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2012! Space Gallery, Denver, CO! “New Paintings”
2009! Space Gallery, Denver, CO! “Close Quarters”
2008! Soren Christensen Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2007! Space Gallery, Denver, CO
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014! Gallery Seventeen, Greenville, SC
2013 ! Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
2012! Space Gallery, Denver, CO Works on Paper
2012! Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
2012! Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2012! The William&Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2011! Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
2010 ! Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
! Soren Christensen Gallery, New Orleans, LA
! Space Gallery, Denver, CO
SELECTED INVITATIONAL SHOWS:
2013! America SCORES Inspired Art
2012! PAST LIVES ~ encounters from previous sojourns, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO
! and Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO
2009! Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care Art of Living Show, Colorado Springs, CO
2008! PAST LIVES ~ encounters from previous sojourns, Curtis Arts and Humanities Center,
! ! Greenwood Village, CO
! Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care Art of Living Show, Colorado Springs, CO
SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:
Four Seasons Hotel, Denver, CO
! Commissions: Edge Restaurant, Denver, CO
Terranea Resorts, Palos Verdes, CA
Faegre & Benson, Denver, CO
First Community Bank – Littleton Branch, Denver, CO
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ