Southern Alberta Artist Karen Spurrell

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


Southern Alberta 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 with pastels can be described as realism however some of her paintings in this medium are developed in an impressionistic form. Her watercolours are purely impressionistic in approach and can border on the abstract. 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 Canadian landscape artist located in Southern Alberta, primarily self-taught and predominantly starting out as a watercolorist, her art work over the years has transitioned into using mainly pastels. She has been painting and drawing for as long as she can remember and with the support of her family and teachers her art blossomed. Big open prairie sky and farm land have been a large influence in her art work, having grown up in a farming community in Northern Saskatchewan, these themes often developed within her work. Once adult she moved to Southern Alberta where her art was put on hold due to a growing career, however when not at work, her love for the mountains and foothills began to emerge within her paintings.

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Soft Pastel

Oil Pastel