Florida Artists Group

  Area II Member

  Karen H. Salup— Painter

Karen Salup

Birthday Celebration 2
36 x 36

Karen Salup 

My Picasso
40 X 30

  Cecily Hangen
Karen Salup

Mountain Stream
48 x 36

Karen Salup

Blues Bouquet
48 x 36

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Member of Flag since 2016
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Karen's Bio:


Artist Statement:

My paintings are inspired by creating work with gestural, expressive lines and intuitive color choices. The paintings contain elements of emotional experiences in nature and landscapes, which I personally connect to.

The ultimate goal as an Abstract Expressionist Artist is to create richly textured abstract paintings, Introducing mixed mediums to the mystery and imagination of the environments in which we live in.

The painting technique begins by applying a basic underpainting of neutral colors to a blank surface. A second layer of acrylic or watercolors are added to create a fluid texture. Then I begin drawing with black bold and fine brush strokes, and finally I infuse an array of color theory to bring these images to the viewer. I find within the process, new intuitive emotions that are based on nonobjective expression.

Continuing to add and subtract colors from nature, I then will start to define brushstrokes and create images that appear from within, creating multiple layers of materials to the work either on canvas or paper.  I am manipulating the surface until the work evolves to its final stage.  



January 21-February 7, 2015 Continuum WPB
February 23-May 11, 2015 Northwood University
March 3 - 31, 2015 Coral Springs Museum, FL
October 30-November 25, 2015 Armory Art Center, FL
November 7-20, 2015 ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale
Solo Exhibit April 25-May 25, 2015 Palm Beach Cultural Council, WPB, FL
October 8, 2014 Boca Imaging Center
 “Second Place” Western Sunset
September –November 2014
The Artist Guild -Northwood University “Honorable Mention”
January, 2014 PBWS
Coral Springs Museum of Art
Armory Art Center, WPB, FL
Coral Springs Museum-Visual Contrast December-January, 2014 –NAWA
ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. 2014
JF Gallery March 21-April-5 WPB
The Sylvia Wald & Poo Kim Art Gallery September 27- October 31, 2014 - NYC          
January, 2013   WITVA
Crest Theater, Delray Beach, November–December 2013
Artistic Inspirations 
Coral Springs Museum, WITVA August 27-September 30
JCC Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Boca Raton, Florida-WITVA
Creative Dimensions - WITVA 2011 & 2012 110 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL January 6-March 9
The Highland Beach Library presents
“Artistic Adventures” Honorable Mention March, 2012-April 27
Changing Seasons -WITVA November 2006-January 2007
Cornell Museum-WITVA
Morikami Museum, Delray Beach, FL
March 2013 - PBWS Coral Springs Museum of Art
March –April 2013
May 20012-2013
Crest Theater Exhibit-PBWS October 2012-January 2013
Artists Guild of the Palm Beaches
Northwood University “First Prize Winner” West Palm Beach, FL  2014
Solo Exhibitions 2000
Alaia Restuarants, NYC
b.j. Spoke  Gallery, Huntington, NY
Solo Exhibitions 1995
Jain Marunouchi Gallery, NYC
Solo Exhibitions 1993
Viridian Gallery, NYC

Selected Group Shows:

b.j.Spoke Gallery, Huntington, New York
Gurwin Geriatric Center, Huntington, New York
New York Institute of Technology, Wisser Memorial Library, Greenvale, NY
b.j Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY
Tri-County Artists of Long Island
Shelter Rock Library, New York “ Award of Excellence”
National Association of Women Artists, Inc.
New World Art Center, Soho, NY
420 West Broadway, NYC
Fine Arts Museum of Long Island. “15th Juried Art Exhibition”
Viridian Gallery, NYC
John Jay College, NYC
Chinese Culture Institute, “Diverse Influences” Boston, Mass.
National Association of Women Artists Inc., 420 West Broadway, NYC
Drake County Center for the Arts, Greenville, Ohio
Long Beach Museum of Long Island at “Nassau County Fine Arts Museum”   Bronze Award

Corporate Collections:

Reynolds Metal Inc., Virginia
Boston Corporate Art, Massachusetts
Merchants Bank of New York City
Amalgamated Bank of New York City
Kobrick Law Inc. of New York
Paintingsdirect.com 1995-2009


BFA - Long Island University, (C.W.P.)
School of Visual Arts, NY
Brooklyn Museum, NY


2015-PBW Boca Raton Community Exhibit “Honorable Mention”
2014-Coral Springs Museum, “Honorable Mention”
2014-Palm Beach Watercolor, “Honorable Mention”
2014-Northwood University, WPB “Honorable Mention”
2014-WITVA “Western Sunset”  “Second Prize”
2013-Northwood University, WPB “First Prize”
2011-Women in the Visual Arts - Highland Beach Library FL
“Honorable Mention”
1999-Shelter Rock Library, NY “Award of Excellence”
1998-New York Institute of Technology, Greenvale, NY
Wisser Memorial Library- “Honorable Mention”
1996-Long Beach Museum of Long Island at
  Nassau County Fine Arts Museum “Bronze Award”


President of Women in the Visual Arts –Florida- 2015
National Association of Women Artist – Membership Chair 2014-2015
Palm Beach Watercolor Society – Executive Board
Boca Raton Museum of Art “Artist Guild” 2001-2005


Palm Beach Illustrated (Spring Issue 2015) page 138
art & culture magazine of Palm Beach (Winter Issue 2015) page 32
Enjoren, Jan “Sun Sentinel” March 15, 2015
Engoren, Jan “Boynton Beach Forum” March 4, 2015
Engoren, Jan “Boynton Beach Forum” September 17, 2014
Budick, Ariella “Newsday” April, 2000 “The New York Times” April, 2000
Harrison, Helen, “Long Island Art” “The New York Times” November 10, 1991
Harrison, Helen, “Long Island Art” January 22, 1989
Moorman, Margaret “Art Review,” Newsday
Graff, Roberta “Museum Beat,” South Shore Record, April 13, 1989