Karen Krull Robart
Hand Pieced Fabric Landscapes
Mixed Media Artistic Adventures
About the Artist:
For Karen, a years-long interest in quilting and needlework has evolved
into a passion for pieced fabric landscapes and hand painted fabrics.
Primarily a self-taught artist, Karen holds a Bachelor's Degree in History
from Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa. She is a native of Crete,
Nebraska and now lives on an acreage near Shelton, Nebraska. Much of
the inspiration for her work comes from the sunsets seen from the front
deck of the home she shares with her husband, Bill. They have two adult
children, four granddaughters, and one grandson.
About the Art:
Karen's landscapes combine the arts of painting and textile construction.
Each sky is hand painted on either cotton, silk, silk satin, or rayon; the
result is a truly unique piece of cloth. Most of the other features in her
landscapes are pieced using fabrics that have been hand dyed. Once the
individual components have been created, they are hand pieced together
to create a landscape. No patterns are used in the process; using hand
painted and hand dyed fabrics guarantees that each landscape is truly a
unique piece of art.