Karen Bearson


Colors connect or alienate us.
There have been particularly strong associations with reds and blues recently in this country. They have been used as identities and divisive tools. Color can be transformative. There are so many layers of meaning. Exploring the emotions and relationships of these colors and how they affect each other on the canvas has been a primary theme in this series of paintings. Working with reds and blues has helped me push through the stereotypes of these colors and see them as colors again.

"Reds and Blues"