Karen Mulder was born and raised in Hawaii. Surrounded by rich vivid beauty, infinite color, culture, history and an exposure to the Arts at a young age, she decided to be an artist at age 7. With the combination of independence, unique vision and the diversity of the Islands, her artwork embodies the vibrant aloha spirit.
Her artwork is Bright Stylized Abstract-- full of color, fluid lines, and layers intertwined. Her pieces are inspired by the Fauvism style, and burst with energy, free form and are vividly expressionistic. Her voice and aesthetic weave the intangible breadth of life and divinity of Hawaii into colorful brilliance. As an artist, she begins her process with inks that flow, spread and spill with fluid freedom. From there, each piece is cultivated by a layering of heart and soul with pen, acrylic and oil. She also enjoys using watercolors.
With degrees in Elementary Education, Journalism and Sociology she has always had an interest in the Arts, Education and Children. As a professional artist, she incorporates her love of color, Hawaii, and the arts into every facet of life. She has raised 4 children and has 3 grandchildren. She paints daily in her home studio in Chandler, Arizona.
Since her first art show at 16, her art has been exhibited in local art shows and has been chosen to showcase at local businesses. Her artwork was featured in The Miami River Art Fair, during Art Basel Week in Miami, Florida in 2016.
Graduating from the Milan Art Institute Art Mastery Program in Queen Creek Arizona in 2017, she plans to continue painting with her island-style flair, educate children and open a Gallery-Studio in Hawaii.