Karen Tidwell spent her early childhood in rural upstate New York. She enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors during summer, but spent long winters inside creating art. Due to her young age, she was only allowed to watch as her mother and grandmother painted beautiful landscapes and florals. She was intrigued as the scene would appear onto canvas, intensifying her desire
to set aside her Crayolas and learn to paint.
A few years after she relocated to Texas with her family, she met her life-long best friend at 13, who not only shared a love of art but also owned oil paint by number sets. The two quickly progressed to painting without numbers and spent a good part of their youth creating art together.
Karen focused on drawing, design and painting in college, and earned an Associate Degree of Arts & Sciences in 1995. Her favorite medium is watercolor, but also works in oil, acrylic, pastel, charcoal and ink. She has a passion for teaching and has held many classes for both adults and children over the years. Her desire is that others would appreciate her work and find it a desirable enhancement to their personal spaces.