Karen Miller’s fibre art is primarily made by hooking wool and using embroidery,
sewing, sculpture,dyeing, custom framing and alternative materials and techniques
to accentuate her designs. Karen is self-taught and has been exhibiting and selling
her original handmade pieces since 2008.
Karen’s images have won several awards, been featured in a variety of publications
and been exhibited in shows across Canada and in the United States.
Karen’s chief inspirations are natural beauty, especially in unconventional forms,
and unexpected strength in people. Her early work portrayed the rugged features
and earthy tones of the North Atlantic coastlines of Canada and Iceland. Her later
work uses abstraction and colour modification to highlight structures and patterns
that are often hidden in plain view or underfoot. Recently, Karen has followed this
latter theme to capture the similarly ‘hidden’ strength that she sees in her own
circle of family and friends.
Plein air hooking is a means bywhich she can continue to challenge herself as an
artist as well as continue to hone her skill of interpreting the nature that she
sees around her.