Artist Statement

I search for the simplified heart of an image. I prefer strong compositions with patterns and contrasting colours. I work in acrylic, mixed media, paper collage and block printing. I am not trying for photographic realism, but rather a simplified vision. I want my work to bring joy to the viewer.

Karen Mautner Brumelle



Karen Brumelle is a Vancouver artist and teacher. She studied art and received a teaching credential at the University of California, Berkeley, and then received an MA in Art Education from UBC. She taught art at Arts Umbrella at its inception, and at several other schools. Finally she taught art at Lord Byng Secondary School in the Byng Arts Program for ten years, taking early retirement in 2004.

Karen is a member of the Vancouver Art Guild, which has an exhibition and sale of members’ work annually in November. She is also a member of Artists in Our Midst/West of Main Art Walk. Currently she spends her time creating art work and seeing grandchildren (no travelling.)

Her work is in collections in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, California, Massachusetts and Japan. She has work at the North Vancouver Community Arts Council Art Rental. She has had numerous exhibitions and one person shows; these are listed along with examples of her work on her website under Exhibitions.