Karen Bash

Fine Arts

Karen has been drawing and painting since she was a young girl. Her maternal grandfather, Axel Rasmussen, was a successful graphic artist in the days of pen and ink, and she still uses some of his equipment today. She has a degree in Studio Art from SFSU, but her creative interests have led to a wide range of experiences. Karen also worked for many years as a scenic artist for university and community theatre and spent time working on a loom as a weaver. But her metier is drawing and painting. Predominantly a plein air landscape painter and urban sketcher she works mostly in pencil, ink, and watercolor, either separately or in combination. And she has over 20 years experience as an art instructor for both children and adults, working in the SF Bay Area for universities, non-profits, NPS and SFSUD. She began teaching at Sharon Art Studio in 2015 and has taught studio, plein air, museum and online classes in a variety of mediums. http://www.karenbash.com

Karen Bash