Karen Andrews: Author and Illustrator
Exciting news! I'm finishing a book I've been working on, a magical realist children's picture book.
|The Story: During a delightful journey through the woods near the child's house, Anna, age 7 and her Japanese babysitter have a mystical encounter with an ancestral spirit guide. Through a magical gift that is bestowed, Anna is shown how to stand up for herself and trust her own thinking.|
This is the prospective cover of my upcoming children's book, Michiko's Gift. The illustrations are original watercolor paintings overlaid in ink, edited in Photoshop.
Anna discovers the Japanese doll
Karen is a multi-faceted artist with an exquisite eye for beauty and a natural sense of design. Over the past 30 years, she has created a deep and wide portfolio of photographs, watercolors, drawings and blends of different media in a unique style that captures the imagination and touches the heart.
Having been a writer on-the-side for the past 30 years, Karen decided it was time to take some of her short stories out of hiding and she has begun the process of revising and illustrating some of them. Karen has written and performed her poetry and songs, written a few plays, and has published many articles in local and regional art and business journals.
In the 80’s, Karen created hand-painted clothing using Asian brush painting techniques. She now creates and sells a line of scarves, yoga pants, dresses and table décor imprinted with her designs.
Karen been awarded high acknowledgements in local, regional, national and international art shows, including exhibits the US Embassy in Taiwan, and permanent installations in hospitals, hotels, and corporate offices.