Water Ways and Coastal Days

Plein Air Watercolors

by Karen Keene Braswell

Karen Keene Braswell

Karen Keene Braswell has been a plein air artist for over 50 years.  She resides on St. Simons Island with her husband, daughter, five cats, and twelve sun hats.  She jokingly calls herself a “Hoosier by birth and a Bulldog by the Grace of God.”  She was graduated with a BFA in Drawing and Painting from UGA.

Art is a family affair…husband Rance, owner of Commonwealth Realty, is responsible for marketing and promotion.  The Blue crabs that daughter Martha caught as a child at the pier inspired a series of sea-themed “crablet” prints which are still popular today.

Karen’s numerous limited edition reproductions and note cards of local and regional landmarks capture the natural beauty of Georgia’s Colonial Coast and are painted on location.  The Braswells love to hike, garden and travel.  She is past treasurer for the Georgia Watercolor Society and a member of Mcintosh, Glynn and Jekyll Island Art Associations.  Most summer days you can find her painting the local fishermen and crabbers on The Saint Simons Island Pier.

The Exhibit will be on display until September 11

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