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Underground Art Gallery
673 Satucket Road
Brewster, Cape Cod, MA 02631
TEL: 508-896-3757

© Copyright 2002 Wendy M. Mathias.
All artwork copyright is owned by Karen North Wells.

About Karen

Karen North Wells, an award-winning artist based in Cape Cod, primarily paints in watercolor and oil. She considers herself an impressionistic painter, neither painting absolute realism, nor abstraction but somewhere in the middle.

Karen regularly paints florals, boats, still lifes, landscapes and seascapes, but bringing buildings and waterviews to life for special commissions are Karen's specialties.
    "My goal now in life is to be a healer through my painting. I can't paint sad pictures," says Karen. "[My work has] to reveal the happiness that I feel. I want people to smile when they look at my paintings."
In addition to her commissioned original paintings, Karen has an extensive line of dozens of limited-edition prints and cards, making her work affordable to all.
She also teaches watercolor workshops for The Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable, MA, and The Creative Arts Centers in Chatham, MA.

Karen has worked with her hands all her life, majoring in art education at Florida State University, and periodically teaching art in public schools between 1967 to 1994.

After taking off several years to raise her two children, Jonathan and Kirsten, Karen took up watercolors again in 1985 through the encouragement of her new husband, architect Malcolm Wells. She later started painting in oils and acrylics.

By 1994, Karen's artwork sold prolifically enough to allow her to retire from teaching. She has won awards for her paintings at the local art associations.

Karen loves to travel and paint on location. She hopes to do watercolors of landmarks in each Cape Cod town.