Karen Burnette Garner is a native of Georgia and has painted professionally since 1983. Without formal training, she sought instruction from mentor John Baden-Nuttall, an English art master and world traveler, and for three years she studied the creation and business of art. After almost thirty years as a professional artist, Ms. Garner has developed her own style and life philosophy, incorporating an appreciation for beauty, creativity, and inspiration into daily living.
Her impressionist landscapes are her signature, portraying rocky New England coastlines and the lowcountry marshes of the American South. A fascination with light and its effects, a love of the land and its heritage, are all reflected in Ms. Garner's work. Since 2002, she has produced a large body of works reflecting the lowcountry surrounding Charleston, SC – her work continues to be avidly collected as a result. She constantly works to expand her artistic horizons, seeking new and unexplored landscapes to bring to life on canvas.
A published artist and an award-winning, published poet, she continues to evolve as a true renaissance woman. She is regularly included in The Reach of Song, a yearly anthology of poetry published through the Georgia Poetry Society. The most recent publication is now available through Amazon.com. She is currently working on a collection of poetry describing life in the lowcountry of the Southeastern United States.
Works by Karen Burnette Garner are included in collections worldwide. Public collectors include Thomas and Hutton Engineering (Myrtle Beach, SC), Wachovia, AT&T, Chateau Elan Winery, Holston Valley Hospital, Gwinnett Council for the Arts, and the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Private collectors include Mr. And Mrs. Paul Duke, Mrs. Donald Panoz and Mr. Larry "Chipper" Jones of the Atlanta Braves. Gallery representation includes The Treasure Nest Art Gallery, Mount Pleasant, SC, and ArtHaus Originals, Johns Creek, GA, and commissions are accepted through her studio in Dacula, GA.