Karen Duckles



Artist Statement

I paint because I love the quality of the paint itself.  The flow and physicality of the paint is important to me, and I work in a gestural style, often using my hands directly on the canvas.  This imparts a sensuous quality of touch to the work.  I think of the paint as a metaphor for skin and bone, and the paintings often have that contrast of soft and hard.  I like to create a subtle seduction with paint and canvas.