Alberta Equine artist Karen Coe is passionate about art.
Drawing started as a little girl with inspiration coming from her dear friend and neighbour, James Watling, the noted children’s book illustrator.
Karen continued in an art direction by graduating from the
University of Lethbridge with her Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in New
She grew up on the back of a horse and her love for horses, animals and the western lifestyle has always played a major role in her life. She loves bringing her passions together by painting horses, wildlife and commissioned portraits. It also allows her to be out doing the kind of field work that some people can only dream of. “I feel very fortunate to be able to spend the day on a horse and then come home and paint my experiences!”
Karen’s work has been juried into the Calgary Stampede Art Auction.