Gallery North invites visitors to take a trip to Hawaii this July with acrylic artist Karen Schneider and her show, “Treasured Maps and Memories.” Schneider has created a visual diary of a recent trip to the tropical islands where the weather is sublime and travel memories are rich in color and composition.
A few of the paintings in the show were created plein air and the rest from memory. Many reflect the joy of her vacation with her son, Zach and his wife, Naya, as they strolled along the shore to Kiholo Bay, passing the Queen’s Pools along the way. Huge protected sea turtles were laying about while the more energetic sea birds played in the surf.
Schneider’s others paintings include memories of Lake Erie where she grew up. Karen attended New York’s Alfred University where she began her formal art training.
The public is invited to meet Schneider at at the Edmonds Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 16.
“Treasured Maps and Memories” will be on display through July 31.