Karen Duplisea

After a long career as a professional dancer and teacher, I am returning to a childhood love of art. I have always expressed myself best through forms of non-verbal communication.  As both a dancer and an artist I love the movement and texture of line, the emotion of colour, and the challenge of trying to impart the feeling of what can’t be said in words.

I am inspired by landscape, the figure, and anything that represents an “in-between,” or liminal state, such as atmosphere in a landscape scene. I often draw and paint a theme a number of times as a way of trying to deepen both the essence of a subject and my understanding of it. My frame of mind influences my approach to a subject, so I am usually working on a number of pieces at the same time.

I currently reside in Oak Ridges with my fabulous husband, children and two cats.


Photo courtesy of David Falconer

All images on this website are copyrighted by the individual artists.

Transitional Thought - oil

 Winter's Afternoon - oil

In The Light - charcoal drawsing

Wading Upstream - oil