KAREN RINKINEN paints water colors in and around the Keweenaw Bay Area where she lives. Her art reflects her passion for the natural beauty and rural landscapes that surround her. Karen studied at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C.. During her career in Maryland as a cosmetologist, she also wove designs on a loom. She made baskets and macramé which she sold at the Waygoos, inRockville, Md. She also did commission paintings of which one is hanging in the Good Sheppard Lutheran Church in Frederick, Md.
Since retiring to the upper peninsula she has learned to appreciate the four seasons as well the unique barns in the area. Karen paints from the heart and from what moves her emotionally in a scene
You can view her work at the Copper Country Associated Artist in Calumet, MI. Gallery 325 in Baraga,MI. The Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, Art by Women Exhibition, to celebrate Women’s History Month, March 8-31, 2012. She will also have her work for viewing and sale at the Glen Arbor Art Association in Late August, 2012. and monthly at the Copper Island Beach Club in Hancock
Karen is a member of the Copper Country Associated Artists, The Glen Arbor Art Association, and Gallery 325..