Karen was a resident of Henderson, NV for many years and was the only remaining professional artist in Southern Nevada with a neuromuscular disease. She unexpectedly passed away on May 31, 2018. Her medium of choice was watercolor where she used thousands of tiny brushstrokes to craft her detailed, and often humorous images. She has artwork in the Ocotillo Gallery, AZ, Art Access in Reno, NV and her greeting cards are sold throughout the West Coast. She has collectors all over the world, a list of which includes Julian Lennon, Phil Collins, Shadoe Stevens, Justin Hayward, Joan Rivers, Steven Seagal, Damon Wayans and Ozzy Osbourne. She was the founder of the Spirit of Art Group and she liked to work with local artists.