About Karen Johnson
Creating with fibre and fabric in its many aspects has been an integral part of Karen Johnson’s journey. Participation in a 4-H Clothing Club, a Home Economics degree, teaching and lots of experimentation has shaped her approach to her art.
Her inspiration is shaped by daily walks in her home of Langley, BC, photography, travel, her Scandinavian background and growing up on the Prairies.
Her work has been accepted into national and international exhibits and has won awards at both levels.
Membership and participation in national and international fibre related groups has supported and strengthened her journey as a fibre artist.
Exploring the world of art quilting has helped me define the best techniques to express my creativity. It’s especially exciting to incorporate fabrics that I’ve hand dyed, followed by adding various surface design applications. Creating my own fabric deepens my connection to the art making process. Layers created through value, texture and stitching add another dimension to the work.
My inspiration and the way I live my life are shaped by daily walks where ever they may be. My perceptions and inspiration change with the seasons. The process of creating a work of art in fibre is a very rich soulful experience and often reflects where I am in my life.
FAN – Fibre Art Network
SAQA Studio Art Quilt Associates
CQA/ACC – Canadian Quilters’ Association
LQG – Langley Quilters’ Guild
LAC – Langley Arts Council