Karen Jeffrey



Karen Jeffrey is an abstract artist working in acrylic, and cold wax, and oil. She is an OCAD U graduate in Advertising/Design and an accomplished Pastry Chef. Actually, her two favorite tools for painting are her pastry palette knife and her plastic bowl scraper. At this moment, her body of work is largely reflective and overshadowed by intuition and the profound feeling of mystery and joy that a painting has the potential to provide. The cold wax and oil medium involves moving through multiple layers to get to the essence of the piece and that's where the final painting remains.


“My body of work is largely reflective of my travels, my memories, and the dialogue that forms in my head. This is all reflected in my latest series of landscapes and clouds. The paintings transform as I paint many luminous and transparent layers, then scratch, scrape, and sand my way through to allow the juicy colors underneath to be exposed. Intuitively, the colors play with each other creating a space where all the forms and the mark-making find balance to coexist. And, I just love it!”