I met Karen at the Artway Studio in Vancouver where Karen had been painting for a number of years. She was so welcoming, kind and inclusive to me, a newer member of the group. She was passionate about her paintings and colors; variations of orange on her paintings and variations of purple in her hair. She always came in smiling, dragging her many supplies in a cart made by her husband, Andy. I feel the void in our weekly class when I look up and do not see her smiling face. She was, simply, a beautiful person.

Kathy (Katja) St. Martin