Nylen Gallery


Karen Green Recor
Ed Hicks
Susan Newbold

Karen Green Recor

Karen Green Recor is a Connecticut native who has been in love with painting all of her life. Fascinated with ancient cultures and their customs, dance, music, poetry and visual arts and other forms of creative expression, Karen began traveling to various archeological sites to explore them first hand. These adventures took her to American Indian sites in many areas of the United States, the Mayan ruins in Central America, Greece, Egypt, Morocco, Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, the British Isles, the Caribbean, and Canada.

Using these travels as an impetus for exploration in paint, Karen completed a C.A.S. degree at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The influences and mark making techniques of the cultures were absorbed into her psyche and in her artwork. Karen decided to focus on these ideas and finished an MFA degree in painting at Hartford Art School at University of Hartford.


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Through this study of cultures Karen became intrigued by the layering of each segment of history, the evocative calligraphic line, the various mixed media materials and the effect that light played in an artwork. Here she reduced her images to a more simplified format and became excited by working with just the formal elements in an artwork rather than replicating what exists in nature.

Karen’s paintings were well received in NYC at the Painting Center (Abstract Art on Line, Gallery Views/SOHO October 1998) where she was a member, and in galleries in Chelsea, Williamsburg and Brooklyn. Her artwork has been shown both nationally and internationally and is part of many private and corporate collections, which include: McKinsey and Co., Florham Park, New Jersey, Phoenix Life Insurance, Albany, New York, Connecticut National Bank, Wethersfield, Connecticut and Bank Five, Arlington, Massachusetts.

Karen is a full time painter and can be found in her studio, Gallery Number 9. She exhibits her work in galleries in Connecticut, New York, and Boston.

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