Karen Rose has been a painter for over 30 years in New York City, San Francisco, and Raleigh. Most recently, she has been painting a series of landscapes on both sides of the Mexican border, with the notion that landscapes transcend borders. Her identity and heritage straddle these places, as the product of a Mexican family that emigrated to California during the Mexican Revolution and a Scots/Irish San Francisco family.
A cancelled trip to the Mojave Desert during the pandemic led her to use film stills of movies shot in Mexico, Southern California, Arizona, and Utah as source material for digital, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings.Her scope includes the entire area of U.S. lands that were once part of Mexico.
More work may be viewed on her Instagram account: @karenrosepaintings, as well as her website karenrose.dunked.com.