December Featured Member Artist - Karen Dawson

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” –Alan King

Dawson lives and works in Burlington, Vermont, and exhibits throughout Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire.  She says, "For the last 23 years I have been operating a visual art studio in the Lakeside Neighborhood, in Burlington, Vermont, with 30 to 50 paintings in the works at any given time.  During the warm months I paint out doors. Studio refinement takes place in the winter, and in the run-up to exhibitions.”

Dawson believes in moving ahead on a variety of projects—art, social, intellectual and personal--at any given time, heeding the warning:  ‘“He that sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly.”

“With all of the upheaval in the world, there’s no lack of grist for the mill. Through all of my work I hope to promote empathy, and a world view in which entropy and emergence coexist; and most of all, to find HOPE. We need an injection of sanity into our lives, and art can do that for us all.”

You may view a representative sample of work at
Lakeside Gallery and Art Studio, 58 Wright Ave. Burlington, Vermont by appointment.  Call 802-865-1208.