Underground Art Gallery
673 Satucket Road
Brewster, Cape Cod, MA 02631
© Copyright 2002 Wendy M. Mathias.
All artwork copyright is owned by Karen North Wells.
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."
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.