‘Wriggling Lines’

Oct 6th thru Nov 12th


Artist Statement:

My eyes are dazzled by the ever shifting patterns and colors of the leaves on trees and waving grasses as they sway in the wind. When I create a painting, I have some idea about where I want the line to go. I then put the brush or pen to the paper or canvas and move my hand, guided by where I want the shape to be, but not completely controlled. In all my work, elements of both chance and careful planning are in tension with each other.

Acrylic, watercolor, ink on paper and canvas

Ferrer was born in Portland, Oregon and raised on a farm in the Willamette Valley.

The time she spent working on the farm was important in shaping her feelings about the humanly ordered world and the natural world. She came to Texas via Louisiana and Heidelberg, Germany and started her family along the way. After taking art lessons nearly twenty years ago, she found the experience of creating art addictive. She later took art history and design classes at the University of Texas at Arlington and since that time, art making has become a permanent part of her life. In addition to making art, Karen plays the recorder with the Rio Brazos ensemble and in 2010, helped to host ONI, a mandolin orchestra from the Netherlands,

on a short concert tour of Arkansas and North Texas.

Karen Ferrer