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The easiest answer to give people when they ask the question “What do you do?” is to say “I’m an artist.” Of course that’s the shallow/short answer. There are so many layers to “what do you do?” It’s the same when one answers “I’m a doctor” or “I’m a physicist” or “I’m a writer" or whatever. It’s a challenge to go deeper, peeling back layers. I was somehow marshaled into this creative journey, and I've been blessed to be able to follow it.
 
The driving force that keeps me sparked is a passion for personal creative expression that comes from an emotional place. 

While making art has always been there, in some form or other, I also studied and played music beginning at age four with classical piano study, continuing on to embrace guitar, mandolin and dulcimer; and after high school, a stint in a small music school in Boston. I played professionally, performing original songs, blues, folk, and jazz for a number of years.

Being accepted to Rhode Island School of Design as a freshman in 1971 and eventually graduating with a BFA in 1977 set the stage for art, and the music career eventually waned. I followed the art calling until marriage and the birth of two daughters (now grown, and both artists themselves) called for a creative hiatus for some years.

Eventually, I made a leap and dove back into visual art with a vengeance.

When my daughters were about 4 and 9, something in me woke up and said "I used to be an artist... what happened?" My innate need to make art got renewed via painting, and resuming studies, at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts. 
When I was in my fifties, I was able to go to graduate school, and in 2010 received my MFA in studio art from the Vermont Studio Center/Northern Vermont University graduate studies program.

 Not a day goes by without gratitude for the experiences I’ve had, my connection with other artists, and how I got to be where I am now, making art in my home studio in an old mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island .





Gallery representation: 
Artemis Gallery
1 Firehouse Lane
Northeast Harbor, ME 04662
207-266-1494





Click here to see my artist profile interview in Boston Voyager Magazine
Click here
  to view my featured artist profile at Artsy Shark


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Click here to download my CV


Click here to stay in touch! 


Karen_Rand_Anderson_small.jpg
 
Photo credit Robert W. Easton

              

             

The easiest answer to give people when they ask the question “What do you do?” is to say “I’m an artist.” Of course that’s the shallow/short answer. There are so many layers to “what do you do?” It’s the same when one answers “I’m a doctor” or “I’m a physicist” or “I’m a writer" or whatever. It’s a challenge to go deeper, peeling back layers. I was somehow marshaled into this creative journey, and I've been blessed to be able to follow it.
 
The driving force that keeps me sparked is a passion for personal creative expression that comes from an emotional place. 

While making art has always been there, in some form or other, I also studied and played music beginning at age four with classical piano study, continuing on to embrace guitar, mandolin and dulcimer; and after high school, a stint in a small music school in Boston. I played professionally, performing original songs, blues, folk, and jazz for a number of years.

Being accepted to Rhode Island School of Design as a freshman in 1971 and eventually graduating with a BFA in 1977 set the stage for art, and the music career eventually waned. I followed the art calling until marriage and the birth of two daughters (now grown, and both artists themselves) called for a creative hiatus for some years.

Eventually, I made a leap and dove back into visual art with a vengeance.

When my daughters were about 4 and 9, something in me woke up and said "I used to be an artist... what happened?" My innate need to make art got renewed via painting, and resuming studies, at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts. 
When I was in my fifties, I was able to go to graduate school, and in 2010 received my MFA in studio art from the Vermont Studio Center/Northern Vermont University graduate studies program.

 Not a day goes by without gratitude for the experiences I’ve had, my connection with other artists, and how I got to be where I am now, making art in my home studio in an old mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island .





Gallery representation: 
Artemis Gallery
1 Firehouse Lane
Northeast Harbor, ME 04662
207-266-1494





Click here to see my artist profile interview in Boston Voyager Magazine
Click here
  to view my featured artist profile at Artsy Shark


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