Karen Barbour


Karen is a prolific painter and a devoted keeper of sketchbooks filled with the thoughts, observations and drawings she utilizes for reference. Her process leads her to work on many pieces simultaneously, visiting them and revisiting them as they call to her. She is inspired by ongoing dreams and memories, both old and new, and the recollections play out on the paper and canvases like a narrative of her subconscious. The imagery is a surrealist mix of figures and abstractions, fluidly rendered with skillful combinations of gouache, ink, oil and collage.

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See You Next Wednesday, 84" x 60", oil on canvas
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Horse, 22'' x 30'' , gouache and ink on paper
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Installation , ,
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Barbara Slattery's Blue China Collection, 14 3/4" x 22 1/2", acrylic on paper
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Daisy With Cat, 24" x 17 1/2", acrylic, flashe and gouache on paper
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Untitled, 11" x 9", acrylic on paper
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Daisy, 2015, 11" x 14", oil, glitter on canvas
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Flowers in Vase, 14" x 11", oil on canvas
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Untitled, 14" x 11 1/2", gouache and ink on paper
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Untitled, 9" x 11", gouache and ink on paper
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Untitled, 14" x 13", gouache and ink on paper
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Untitled, 10 1/2" x 12", gouache and ink on paper
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Untitled, 12' x 9", gouache and ink on paper
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Untitled, 12" x 9", gouache and ink on paper
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Doll, 16" x 13", ink on paper
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Hesitations and Inner Conflicts, 8'' x 10'', oil on canvas
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Gallery Installation 2014, detail, ,
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Installation, Art Market San Francisco, 2014, , works on paper
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Bear, 12 1/2" x 22", ink on paper
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Horse In My House, , ink on paper
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Taxi Dancer, 14" x 14.5", ink on paper
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Poisen/Remedy, 16.5" x 14", ink on paper
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Lady with Plates, , ink on paper
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Overlapping, 22" x 30", ink on paper
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Flowers , 29.1/2" x 18", ink on paper
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Woman with Tree, 22" x 30", ink on paper
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Women with Tiger, 13" x 22", ink on paper
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Blue Crinoline Skirt And Three Bows, 2013, 22'' x 30'' , gouache and ink on paper
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Hypnotized Girl With Brown Hair, 20'' x 30'', gouache and ink on paper
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Mezmerized Girl With Two Doctors and Life Force, 22'' x 30'' , gouache and ink on paper
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Three ladies, , gouache and ink on paper
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Untitled, 22'' x 30'' , gouache and ink on paper
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Fortuny Waterfall , 22'' x 30'' , gouache and ink on paper
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Firmament With Spires, Sun and Clouds, 22" x 30", ink, gouache and pencil on paper
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Cosmic Axis With Suspended Lake, Braids, and yellow Waterfall, 2013, 22'' x 30'', gouache and ink on paper
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Butterfly Chair, 22'' x 30'', gouache on paper
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Cedar Diadora Tree, 2011, 22'' x 30'', gouache and collage
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landscape 1, 22'' x 30'' , gouache and ink on paper
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Miguel Turn the Blower Off I'm On the Phone, 2013, 22'' x 30'', gouache, pigment, ink on paper
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She Had a Nice Figure Even Before the Implants, 2011, 22'' x 30'', gouache on paper
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Bruce Jenner With Cyclops Eye, 12'' x 9'', oil on canvas
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Saint Barbara's Tower, 14'' x 11'', oil on canvas
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Sleep Walking Gilr, 10'' x 9'', oil on wood
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Untitled, 12'' x 9'', oil on canvas
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Woman with Inconsistent Identity, 12'' x 9'', oil on canvas