Karen Klevgaard

Born and raised on a small farm in the middle of central Saskatchewan, I grew up appreciating the wonders of nature and the animal world.  As a child, I would constantly ‘doodle’ the animals, birds, and flowers in my surroundings.  This doodling turned into a love of colour and, as a child, my most cherished possession was a watercolour set.  As a young wife and mother, I created a play space for our two children in the basement of our home in Regina, Sk.  I painted life-size Disney characters on all the walls, along with the cartoon landscape to set the scene.  The kids grew up, but they never allowed me to paint over the “Disney Room”. 

Painting took a backseat to my career with Canadian Blood Services.  It wasn’t until after I retired in 2018 that I re-found my passion for painting by attending a “Paint Nite” with my friends.  Since then, I have dedicated as much time as possible to creating my art. 

I currently live in the Resort Village of Kannata Valley, and the scenic views within this community are a very tranquil and relaxing backdrop for my creativity. The inspiration for my artwork is found all around me, as well as from my travel history and my love of water.   Animals of our world are still my favourite subjects, and I use different mediums to create them.  Pet portraits are another one of my favourites, and I love the response when a recipient receives one of my paintings. 

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Under the Sea II

Under the Sea II

pastel on velour paper.

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

coloured pencil on suede

Butterfly

Butterfly

watercolour

Texan Respite

Texan Respite

pastel on sanded paper

The Watcher

The Watcher

watercolour

Reflection

Reflection

coloured pencil on suede board

Frog on a log

Frog on a log

acrylic on canvas board

Happy

Happy

pastel on velour board

Monkeys at Dawn

Monkeys at Dawn

coloured pencil on silk

White Pelican

White Pelican

acrylic on ceramic tile

Untitled

Untitled

watercolour on paper

Untitled

Untitled

pastel on sanded paper

Under the Sea III

Under the Sea III

pastel on velour paper

Pretty in Pink Peony

Pretty in Pink Peony

coloured pencil on velour paper

Pelican

Pelican

watercolour

Thirsty

Thirsty

coloured pencil on silk

Port A Serenity

Port A Serenity

pastel

My Pad

My Pad

acrylic on ceramic tile

Out of the Sea

Out of the Sea

pastel on velour paper

Mother's Love

Mother's Love

coloured pencil on suede

Little Willow

Little Willow

watercolour and pastel

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

pastel on velour paper

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

watercolour and pastels on watercolour paper

Gracie

Gracie

pastel on sanded paper

Untitled

Untitled

pastel on sanded paper

Don't Worry, Beach Happy

Don't Worry, Beach Happy

acrylic on ceramic tile

Beach Walk

Beach Walk

pastel on pastel board

Beach Time

Beach Time

acrylic on tile

Bailey

Bailey

pastel

Untitled

Untitled

Winter Feast

Winter Feast

pastel on navy matboard.

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