Karen Mulder is our MuseArtist who gracefully depicts the Beautiful State of Hawaii, U.S.A.
Karen recounts her life-experience and passions that bring her to create such beauty in watercolor, oil and acrylic paint ...
"Born and raised in Hawaii, I have dreamed of being an artist since I was seven years old. The Hawaiian Islands are truly Isles of Paradise; rich with vivid beauty, infinite color, amanzing nature, a melting pot of people, rooted cultrue and deep history.
This most incredible diversity, like a flourishing garden, gave me freedom, creativity and independence to open the doors and run through the gates with my desire to paint "Palekaiko" my paradise.
The Artist tells MuseArt, " 'Aloha ' means hello, good-bye, love....it means the breadth of life, it is a spirit of love, peace and goodwill, respect for the land, people and life. I strive to color the world, to weave the intangible spirit of "aloha" into the very thread of tangible Hawaii through my artwork. The spirit of "aloha" completely influences my vision and perspetive: Hawaii is my heart, light and inspiration."
MuseArtist Karen Mulder studied Journalism and Sociology in college in Colorado and Elementary Education in Arizona. She has raised 4 children, and have 3 grandchildren. This fine artist loves using watercolors, but enjoys acrylic and oil as well. She works with preschoolers with special needs and says, "my favorite part is art; putting a paint brush in their hands.....it's magic!"
Karen is as lovely as her artwork, inside and out ... she relates her vision in art:
"When thinking of a niche, or style of artist I am.....I envisioned a sunrise on Lani Kai Beach, the sky is brilliant pink-gold, and with that illumination, I knew.....it is simply, Island-Style. Though I live in Chandler, Arizona -- now, my artwork embodies the lifestyle of Hawaii; I paint my "Palekaiko".....my core, my mind and my soul with every shade and every single stroke of my brush. It is my journey, home.
I believe you share aloha, you give aloha and you live aloha! When looking at my pieces, I am hoping you will see through my eyes, the harmony and symphony of a genuine paradise."