(505) 474-0205, karennole[email protected] www.nolesfineart.com
Before her recent move to Santa Fe, New Mexico, Karen Noles lived, raised a family, and professionally painted on the Flathead Indian Reservation located in northwest Montana. Her renowned specialty is oil paintings of Native Americans, especially Indian women and children. Karen's sensitive portrayal of early and pre-reservation Indians, using actual Native Americans modeling authentic period clothing and collectible artifacts, has generated a national following. Her meticulous, fine brush attention to the Indians' exquisite and masterful use of bead and quill work is stunning.
Now that Karen is living in the Southwest she will be re-inventing herself in her art with the exciting new inspiration and subjects of the area's rich and diverse culture. Karen is looking forward to challenging herself to portray sensitive, lifelike and emotional portraits of the Spanish, Mexican and numerous Native tribes, such as the Navajo and Hopi, in this wonderful Land of Enchantment.
Noles strives to infuse into her work a sense of beauty and peace, the knowledge that people are connected to one another and with everything in the universe; to be kind, peaceful and respectful of the earth and its resources as well as all living things.
Karen Noles, Daughter for the Ancients, oil, 16 x 12"
Karen Noles, Autumn Fawn, oil, 24 x 18"