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About the Artist

Karen Wagner Kinser

​KAREN KINSER, a Norfolk, VA artist, works primarily in oils. Current work focuses on colorful contemporary paintings of fruits and vegetables. She is known for her expressive figurative paintings, which include portrait commissions. Kinser's stunning portraits of children can be found in homes throughout the United States.

The artist received a Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida, Gainesville. She worked in the field of Graphic Design, as an art director, before returning to her fine art roots.  Concentrating on painting and drawing, her primary interest is 'color'. Kinser feels that her background in graphic design has been an invaluable asset - grounding her work with a strong sense of composition, proportion and movement. Kinser also has a great interest in the history of art, and owes much of her love of painting, to 'those who came before her'.


Karen Kinser accepts occasional portrait commissions.
Visit the 'Portrait Page' to see examples of past work.

Please contact the artist for more information.


Karen Kinser is represented by the Ellen Moore Gallery,
Cape Charles VA and Calvin & Lloyd in Norfolk VA

Ms.Kinser's public studio/gallery -  #workingartistsstudios

400 West Olney Rd / Suite C / Norfolk VA 23507

CONTACT Karen Kinser for Current Studio Hours

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