Kareen has painted her entire life and has been exposed to the creative arts as long as she can remember. Her mother was an active accomplished artist who progressed from Oils to Acrylics to Watercolours. Her father an educator was an incredible wood worker, sketcher, carver and sculptor. Inspired the week her mother passed in 2014, she began to paint passionately. Her initial love of abstracts evolved into combining abstract with realism. She now regularly paints trees, florals, landscapes and abstracts. These days, she has a hard time leaving an abstract as it is. The flowers or landscape shout and pull to emerge.Kareen grew up watching and absorbing the creative process. She began to sew and knit at an early age taking in everything she sees and building it to the next level. Her artistic soul merged with an analytical brain after she completed a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. The electives courses she chose to complement her degree were always art based including printmaking, weaving, and art history. She has continued her education in fashion Illustration, pattern making, knitting, retail buying. There are always ongoing courses and workshops to expand her painting knowledge with the most recent course completed at the Halliburton School of Fine arts by the talented Kim Lee Ko.Currently a Design Director for Parkhurst Knitwear, Kareen designs and oversees the development of knit fabric, sweaters and accessories for the multiple clothing lines the company produces for Spring and Fall each year. This has been a lifelong passion that gives an incredible complement to the art that she produces. So incredibly blessed with the ability to travel the world for sweater inspiration, it has opened her eyes to endless sources of inspiration in all areas.Her life shouts creativity. When she is not working with the colourful yarns for new sweater designs, she is working with her colourful paint pallet.She believes....#Dowhatyoulove #LovewhatyoudoThis is why she paints!