Karen Noles

(505) 474-0205, karen­nole­sart@gmail.com www.noles­fin­eart.com

Western Art Collector - - STATE OF THE ART: NEW MEXICO -

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"

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