Karen Kent

About the artist

About the artist

Karen Kent is an artist based in Fairfield, Connecticut. Kent graduated with honors from Lehigh University with a B.A. in Fine Arts and Architecture.

She fell in love with color from her first box of crayons as a child, and it's remained a constant focal point throughout her life and career. Kent frequently uses color to speak to movement, emotion, and light in her work. And while she feels she is able to express her heart and soul through painting, she also delivers moments of playfulness that surprise and delight the viewer.

Before becoming a full-time artist, Kent spent 27 years working in the Interior Design space, where she was crafting homes with balance through fabric, color, furniture, and accessories. She has since shifted her creativity towards a more spontaneous medium — creating striking vibrant large scale paintings.

Karen is an exhibiting member of Rowayton Arts Center and New Haven Paint and Clay. She is also a member of Carriage Barn Arts Center, Westport Arts Center, Westport Arts Collective, Greenwich Art Society, the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, and Ridgefield Guild of Artists.


2017 New Haven Paint and Clay Member Show

2017 Solo Show at Greenwich Audubon in Greenwich, CT

2017 Exhibiting Member Rowayton Arts Center - Award

2017 Solo Show in Byram Schubert Library in Greenwich, CT

2017 Art to the Avenue Richards in Greenwich, CT

2017 New Haven Paint and Clay - Award

2017 "Inspiration" Juried Show Rowayton Arts Center

2016 "Birds of Prey" 
Massachusetts Audubon Society Juried Show

2016 Westport Art Center

2016 Carriage Barn Arts Center Spectrum,
Juror Gabriel de Guzman

2016 Rowayton Arts Center “Inspiration”
Juror Kenise Barnes

2016 Greenwich Art Society,
Juror Akili Tommasino

2015 Greenwich Art on the Avenue

2015 Pequot Art Show

2014 113th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
New Haven Paint & Clay Club

2014 Art About Town Juried Show
Westport Downtown Merchants Association

For inquiries please contact karenkent@optonline.net



Artist statement

I am
an artist
an animal lover
a romantic
a realist
a mother
a loyal friend
karen kent