St. Catharines artist, Karen Kozarevich, has been painting since 1977, is a past member of Mississauga Visual Arts, a current member of Niagara Parkway Artists Guild, and a current artist volunteer and supporter of The Hub and Niagara community.
After retiring as an IT security professional in the corporate world, Karen began pursuing art in earnest, and has been actively exhibiting and selling her art in the Niagara region.
Apart from exhibiting at The Hub and Third Space Cafe, Karen exhibits and sells art at several Niagara Region retail shops and hosted art shows, including Laura Secord House, McFarland House, Floral shop, and Butterfly Conservatory. Karen also sells her art privately and is available to do commissions, originals, giclee prints, note cards and coffee mugs with her art.
In 2017, she won 'Best in Show' award for her painting, 'John's Home – Historic McFarland House, NOTL' chosen by a juror, commemorating Canada 150 celebrations in the Niagara Parks 'Rooted in the Garden' show.
Known for detailed realism in her art works, Karen originally grew up in Montreal and moved to Toronto in the late 70's. Her interest in art started in grade school and progressed to oil painting when she studied with an art teacher in Montreal. Having since studied with a known art teacher in Mississauga, Visual Arts Mississauga, and the Niagara Parkway Artists Guild, Karen has progressed to acrylic painting as her current passion, however still paints in oil as well.
The beauty in the world constantly excites her and inspires new creations.
To view Karen's full collection of artworks, visit her web sites listed below.
St. Catharines, ON L2M1P3
Paintings and Drawings
For over two centuries, McFarland House has stood the test of time. Built in 1800 by John McFarland and his sons, on land granted to him by King George III, this is one of the few buildings in Niagara-on-the-Lake which pre-dates the War of 1812. Used as a hospital and headquarters for both the British and American armies during the War of 1812. A lovely tea room now accompanies the home and is a favourite spot for locals and tourists alike.
The Horseshoe Falls - one of the World's wonders - draws locals and tourists from all over the World. The edge on the Canadian side, as depicted in this painting, hypnotizes and almost draws one over in a false sense of euphoria. The day moon in the sky looks on to see who will resist the pull.
The Horseshoe Falls - one of the World's wonders - draws locals and tourists from all over the World. This summer time depiction of the falls shows the beautiful green shades in the water that are so often visible, albeit the shades and tones of green, blue, grey and white are always changing. Thus people never get tired of looking at this spectacular sight. This painting is a scene from the Canadian side of the falls, on the Niagara Parkway, Ontario, Canada.
Laura Secord House is an historical dwelling where during the war of 1812, a brave woman - Laura Secord - set out on a perilous journey in the service of her country and stepped forever into the history and folklore of Niagara. Spring tulips add a beautiful and welcoming dimension to this historic place that is visited by locals and tourists from all over the World.