Karen D. Nichols is an award-winning artist in Florence, Oregon where she is a member of Backstreet Gallery. Her work has been shown at the Newport Art Center, Florence Events Center, Florence Regional Arts Alliance Art Center, Peace Harbor Hospital, Florence Chamber of Commerce, Old Town Coffee, The Siuslaw Library and various venues around Florence.
Her illustrations have been used in books and on book covers. You can enjoy her fine art; bas relief paper painting collages, watercolors, oils, acrylics, sculptures as well as novels, poetry books and handmade cards at Backstreet Gallery, 1421 Bay Street in Florence. Portraits and personalized art pieces are available on commission. www.backstreetgallery.org
She has won awards in the Celebrate Arts, the Siuslaw Library, Rhodie Art Festival and several People's Choice Awards. A member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, she is also a founding member of FRAA, Florence Regional Arts Alliance http://www.fraaoregon.org and on the board of the Florence Festival of Books for which she designed the logo. http://www.florencefestivalofbooks.org
She is also an accomplished writer. In addition to her eight novels, she writes feature stories for Backstreet Gallery and numerous articles for the Siuslaw Newspaper. She also writes The Moral of the story column for the Siuslaw news. She has been a jurist for Northwest Writers' Association competition.
Karen's latest novel, A name by any Other Here, There, Gone, Roots of an Oak books, The Moral of the Story Is... , Triumph Over Fear, plus Second Chance Heart, The Unexpected Gift and Thornton House are available on Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Karen-D-Nichols/e/B00DDXFRY0 The novels are positive, inspirational, with unexpected twists and turns plus they feature a dog that seems to nose their way into her stories.
She has written many articles for the Siuslaw Newspaper and was the managing editor for the Carapace Scrawlers - a journal of poems, short stories and essays by local authors.Her poetry has been published in VIVACE.
" With His guidance, as an artist and author, I am inspired by the beauty around me to create visual images through my art and my writing."
4' x 5' $475
Artist, novelist, columnist, teacher, photographer
Karen D. Nichols
Cathedral Arches Over the Siuslaw
22" x 28" $325
Dennis the Menace's
Got Nothing on Me
Paper Painting Collage
Karen D. Nichols
All artworks include matting and/or framing. The measurement is for artwork only