Karen Foegen is a Western New York artist with proficiency in oil painting, pastel, watercolor and drawing. Her work includes portraiture, still life and landscape in both realistic and abstract format. Her works hang in several public and private collections, and she has participated in many regional shows with special attention to events such as ‘Herd About Buffalo’, ‘Paint The Town’, ‘Eye Candy’ and other charitable endeavors. She has a B.S. in Art Education with a Graphics Design Concentration from Buffalo State College, and continued in the design arena with over 35 years of experience designing, painting and illustrating commercial layouts, renderings and schematics. Karen has recently retired as a Commercial Kitchen Designer and is currently a Drawing & Painting Instructor at Partners in Art. She is a member of the Buffalo Society of Artists, Impact Gallery, 1045 Elmwood Art Gallery, The River Art Gallery & the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society.