Karen Marshall Shortsleeve
I have a BFA from the University of Hartford and an MFA from Anna Maria College.
I have over 30 years of experience teaching Advanced Placement Art History and studio art at all grade levels.
I paint seascapes, landscapes, still life, and portraits. My preferred media is oil paint, oil pastel, and a combination of watercolor with colored pencil. I strive to capture images that touch the viewer in a personal way. In my seascapes and landscapes, I attempt to go beyond pure representation and paint not only the place, but I try to communicate the feeling of being in that space. I try to capture the elusive space between representation and the emotions felt from the experience or memory of a place.
Karen Marshall Shortsleeve is a Juried Artist Member of the Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable.