Born in Detroit, Barrow grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, and now lives and works in Naples, Florida. An award winning artist as a teen, Barrow began painting in 2001 after raising her three children. She then attended Ringling College of Art & Design where her painting was included in “The Best of Ringling” juried show. She worked as an Associate Curator and Art Director for Naples area galleries while continuing to paint full time in her studio for many years . Her work evolved from primitive figures to mixed media collage and bold paintings. Pulling inspiration from her upbringing in the auto-manufacturing hub of Mid- Michigan and family weekends spent at Sebring International Raceway, Barrow focuses on the connection between one's life history and their cars. The ones we owned, loved, desired or fantasized about become historical touchstones.
Karen's ArtPrize Entries
These are Karen's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Karen's Past Work
These are images of past work that Karen has done.