bio

karen joy gimbel

If you hear a voice
within you say
‘you cannot paint’,
then by all means paint,
and that voice will be silenced.

– Vincent van Gogh

Always curious and learning, mostly self-taught, I’ve been carrying around art supplies most of my life, and playing with colour is what pleases me the most.

I consider Calgary, Alberta, Canada, home, and I’ve also had significant chapters of life elsewhere. I draw inspiration from paying attention to the present moment, and always find something beautiful to attend to, even in the midst of sorrows.

I’ve been creating art that has gone out into the world through galleries since the 90s, and my art lives in collections all over the world. I’m the founding co-owner of Bluerock Gallery in Black Diamond, AB.

Please contact me directly with any questions or comments. Thank you for visiting!