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  • Design

  • VanDeu

I look around and see beauty everywhere! Woods & Water inspire expressive representations of pastoral landscapes in Pastel, Oil, Watercolor, Gouache or Acrylic. Often, I paint plein air on location. The paintings may motivate a nostalgic appreciation of the rural NY countryside and suggest a calm mood. We're living in anxious times and need to find a way to be in tune with nature. In this stressful world, don't we all need to find our own special place? I look to convey an emotion rather than merely render a perfectly copied photo. I carefully arrange temperature, and saturation to underscore the dominance of elements. 


Interested in Art and Gardens, I attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. With my Graphic Design degree, I worked for many years as a Layout Artist in Retail. I regularly teach Art classes; at an Art Center, a local library and for artist groups. I continue to hone my skills as a student, participating in annual painting workshops. "HOME PORTRAITS" commission paintings and Illustrating book covers are two of my favorite specialties. 

Karlene VanDeusen

  • THE ARTS CENTER OF YATES COUNTY annual Juried Show, 8/15 - 9/24. 127 Main St, Penn Yan

  • Pastel Society of Western NY annual juried show at Barnes & Noble Pittsford, 3349 Monroe Ave., Pittsford. 9/6/2022 - 10/1/2022
    Reception: 9/9/2022 6:00 - 7:30

  • Village Gallery Caledonia- Paintings of Letchworth State Park. 9/2 - 9/30

  • Memorial Art Gallery Clothesline Arts Festival, 9/10 and 9/11. VanDeusen Design will be Booth #194, which is on grass, close to Goodman St. entrance, 500 University Ave, Rochester

  • 18th Annual Artist Row Juried Art Show 9/18 from 10-4 , Booth A-60 at the Rochester Public Market, Market St. Rochester

  • Please join me for an opening reception for my Solo show- "Woods & Water"- Paintings by Karlene VanDeusen at the Williams Gallery on Friday, October 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The show is 10/19 - 11/23 at the First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South. The Williams Gallery is open to visitors Tuesday – Thursday, 10:00 – 7:30 and Friday 10:00 – 6:00. Visitors are advised to call ahead during those hours to confirm that the gallery is available for viewing. (585-271-9070)

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