"We have not inherited the earth from our ancestors,
we have borrowed it from our grandchildren."


Cinematographers soften dramatic visions with light filtered through dust. Nostalgia is represented in warmer tones, from sepia-oranges to the adjustment of the blues edges to green. Similarly, light filters through my clouds, behind trees, shining on flowers, on blades of grass. The beauty of light refracts in deep ponds. For me the transient shadows of trees are more interesting that the tree itself. The shade it brings, the clean air, a space for us to gather in collective memories.

My storm series softly edge from dark clouds to light. Strong winds prompt a dance of luminescent leaves, shimmering in reds and warm golds. In the storms, dancing trees, and the melody of night skies, my chosen memories are softened and whimsical. Bold strokes and drama add structural tension, but my work remains lighthearted, optimistic.


I strive to bring the range of color we see and feel  into our limited visual form of print, paint and digital realm.

A warm afternoon sun with long shadows, or the softened play of shadows through the trees--- the light in which we see things-- is what makes our memories. Our perspective, what we see with feeling, connects us.

Karen Lorena Parker
Vancouver BC Canada