About the Artist

Karen Wagner Kinser

​KAREN KINSER lives and paints in the Tidewater area of Virginia. Primarily a 'figurative painter', Kinser works in the genres of still life and plein air landscape, as well.
Her stunning, expressive portraits can be found in homes throughout the United States.

Kinser 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 'the figure'. Kinser feels that her background in 'graphics' has been an invaluable asset - grounding her work with a strong sense of composition, proportion and design. 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 portrait commissions.
Visit the 'Portrait Page' to see examples of past work.

Please contact the artist for more information.


Kinser is represented by the Ellen Moore Gallery,
Cape Charles VA

Ms. Kinser has a public studio/gallery at #workingartistsstudios

CONTACT Karen Kinser for her Current Studio Hours

740 Duke Street / Suite 250 / Norfolk VA 23510

And now there is another 'side' of Kinser Fine Art.

introducing . . .
Over the Moon
by Kiki

Over the Moon is the kids' part of Kinser Fine Art. 

Affordable art for nurseries, children's rooms and playrooms. 

Gift items, clothes and room decor for babies, kids and the young at heart. All adorned with whimsical nursery rhyme images, from a series of large paintings, created for my first grandchild.

Hey Diddle Diddle, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Baa Baa Black Sheep appear on a variety of fun gifts for babies, kids and the young at heart.