About Karen Hubbard

 

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I have always been interest in art and  drew and painted a lot as a child, even taking oil painting lessons at the age of 10.

I began oil painting in my 20ís, then took 10 years off to raise three daughters, returned to painting in 1974 and havenít stopped since.  I painted mostly with oils to begin with, then gradually began to work with acrylics. I wanted to be able to paint very realistic wildlife and developed my now well known technique for painting fur and feathers, using a round pure sable brush.  I generally paint on very smooth surfaces such as wood or masonite.

In 1988 I earned my CDA (Certified Decorative Artist) certificate from the National Society of Decorative Painters. I have taught at conventions and seminars extensively in the US and Canada and Japan, New Zealand, England, and Italy for more than 30 years, and have won many Blue Ribbons and honors with my paintings.

My husband Chuck and I live in Eugene, Oregon with our two little Bichon Frise dogs, Max and Molly.