Karen Julihn

The Endangered, Can Art Save Them?

An International Art Exhibition

(November 7 through January 8, 2021)

BIO

My art journey has taken me in many directions. Recently I have created a series of folk art In acrylic dedicated to celebrating the beauty of wildlife. Since retiring, I have been showing my artwork for over ten years at local art galleries. My Art background includes graduate classes at VCU, workshops through Art of the Carolinas, and independent study through artist workshops. Originally from central New York, I currently reside in Fredericksburg, Virginia with my husband Larry

STATEMENT

My inspiration for this art is derived from a resurgence of the folk art from Europe. This whimsical style lends itself to the romance of fair tales but also has a real message. The beauty of natural forests and its wildlife is endangered by climate changes and the encroachment of human development. Large woodlands are destroyed every year by fire, logging and clearing for housing. Natural habitats for precious wildlife are shrinking. Although wildlife is frequently hunted as a means of controlling borders between animal and human society, I believe that these beautiful creatures deserve our protection because their lives, and their forests, are endangered.

Karen Julihn

Karen Julihn

United States of America