Karen Kytola-Hightower is an award-winning artist based in Gervais, Oregon, USA.

As an acrylic pour artist, Karen’s work is a reflection of her impression of the world around her. She uses the fluidity of the pouring technique to create abstract images that capture the essence of the moment, of the place or of the feeling. Each piece is a unique expression of her vision, shaped by the interplay of colors, patterns and textures.

Karen has won numerous awards including Best in Show in Fusion Art’s 9th Annual Colorful Abstractions Art Exhibition in January 2024.

Karen Kytola-Hightower Artist Biography

Karen Kytola-Hightower is a multi-talented individual with a diverse background. Born in Minnesota, she was raised in the captivating and environmentally rich region of Southern Oregon.

Throughout her life, Karen sought new experiences and opportunities for growth. Karen had the privilege of living in Idaho, Washington, Florida, and Alaska, each location contributing unique insights and perspectives to her personal and professional journey.

Karen’s life journey has provided her with a rich tapestry of experiences, shaping her into a well-rounded and compassionate individual. She is fueled by a passion for making a positive impact and leaving a loving, memorable legacy.

With her unique background and genuine desire to create art, Karen is poised to make a meaningful difference in the world, perhaps through her art!

Karen Kytola-Hightower Artist Statement

As an artist captivated by the mesmerizing depths of the ocean and the ever-changing beauty of water, my acrylic pour paintings are an artistic representation of the ethereal connection between fluidity and emotion.

The swirling dance of colors, reminiscent of the ocean's currents, allowing chance and spontaneity to intermingle with my artistic intent.

The pursuit of my artistic journey has been met with accolades and recognition. I am humbled to have received several Special Recognition Awards, three Bronze Awards, as well as numerous Honorable Mentions. In addition, I have been honored as a Finalist in several prestigious exhibitions. Receiving “Best of Show” was another goal I had set for myself and now that had been achieved with this exciting exhibition.

Just as water is in constant motion, so too is my artistic expression, continually evolving with every surface.

Ultimately, my hope is that my art will serve as an invitation to embrace the fluidity within ourselves, encouraging others to recognize the depth and richness of their own emotions and to find solace in the boundless horizon of artistic expression.

Visit Karen at the below links to learn more about her, her art and to buy an artwork from her.

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