About Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson Karen has been sewing since she was six years old and has never tired of the process. Her journey has included a 4-H Clothing club as she was growing up, then to a Home Economics degree with a major in Clothing and Textiles before teaching as a career.

Membership in the following fibre related groups has supported and strengthened her journey in art quilting:
Fibre Arts Network 2013
Studio Art Quilt Associates August 2011
Pacific North West Quilt and Fibre Arts Museum
Canadian Quilters Association/ACC
Langley Quilters’ Guild – since inception in 2002

Artist Statement:
As I’ve explored the world of art quilting techniques I’m slowly finding ones that best help me to express myself. It’s especially exciting to incorporate fabrics that I’ve hand dyed and added various surface design applications. Layers created through texture and stitching add another dimension to my art work.

My inspiration and the way I live my life are shaped by daily walks where ever they may be. Decaying buildings delight me with the layers of structure they reveal. My perceptions change with the seasons. The nuances of the play of light, the lines and
shapes of the flora and the colours bring a sense of beauty to my life.

This awareness has helped me focus on the basics of design.along with texture, I’m having fun exploring line and the use of a common grid in my work as I move towards more abstract interpretations.




email: Karen Johnson
Website: www.karenmariejohnson.com

Artwork by Karen Johnson

Poplar Leaves #3




Streamside Stillness




Circling the Blues




Grid Play #4




Variations on a Grid




Variations on a Grid #2 Paper




Variations on a Grid #7 Teal Shibori




The Seasons




Woven Medley




Windowpanes




Manitoba Poplars




Earth's Beauty




Alberta Poplars




Four Patch and Beyond




Layered Circles




 

Exhibition Artwork by Karen Johnson

20/20 Vision: Different Perspectives
20/20 Vision

20/20 Vision: Different Perspectives

Colours to Live By 2
Abstracted

Colours to Live By 2

Poplar Leaves #2
Botanical Reflections

Poplar Leaves #2

Roots
Canadiana

Roots


Skinny Strips #5
Circles and Lines

Skinny Strips #5

Transformation: Moving Through Chaos
Conversations

Transformation: Moving Through Chaos

POEM ON THE POEM ON THE STAIRS: Remembering Our Stories
Ekphrastic

POEM ON THE POEM ON THE STAIRS: Remembering Our Stories

Queen of Fibre Diamonds
Fibrescapes

Queen of Fibre Diamonds


Mmm...dill pickles
From a Tiny Seed

Mmm...dill pickles

Song of Summer
From a Tiny Seed

Song of Summer

Seeking Wisdom (On the Wind)
On the Wind Travelling Exhibit

Seeking Wisdom (On the Wind)