Calgary Artist Karen Spurrell

Fine Art Landscape Paintings, Soft Pastel, Oil Pastel & Watercolour


Canadian artist Karen Spurrell finds great enjoyment expressing nature’s moments within her paintings. The meandering rivers, lakes and quiet ponds, the fields that stretch forever and mountains that at times seem to touch the sky. She photo documents these fleeting moments, bringing them back to her studio, where her landscapes are created using either pastels or watercolours. Her painting style using the three mediums is diverse. Her soft pastel work embodies realism predominantly, when working with oil pastel she transitions to pointillism methods but is in keeping with her realist ideal and her watercolour work could be either gestural or realist depending on the energy of the subjects. Karen’s paintings are expressions of a moment in a day, where she transports the viewer to stand in her landscapes.

You are invited to browse through the three different galleries to view Karen’s original paintings and availability. For any inquiries of the paintings, please contact the artist. Thank you for visiting!

Karen Spurrell Calgary Alberta Artist

"If one really loves nature, one can find beauty everywhere."

~Vincent van Gogh

Karen Spurrell Artist

About Karen

Karen Spurrell is a Calgary Landscape artist primarily self-taught and predominantly starting out as a watercolorist, her artwork over the years has transitioned into using mainly pastels within her work. She has been painting and drawing for as long as she can remember. Karen grew up in northern Saskatchewan on a farm, surrounded by big open prairie sky and land, which has been a big influence on her art work . She works in both soft and oil pastels when creating her landscape pieces. She loves the vibrancy of the pastel pigments and the wonderful versatility of the sticks. Karen likes to use lots of bright colours, autumn being her favorite season to depict within her landscapes. Her passion has always been the arts and enjoying the outdoors, she tries to find time to enjoy it as much as possible when not at work within her procurement career.

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Soft Pastel

Oil Pastel