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Nichols featured at Backstreet

Featured this October is long time member Karen D. Nichols. Her work never ceases to fascinate as patrons roam our gallery. Creativity literally pours out of Karen, who has just finished her fifth published book. Her reception is October 8, 3-5 p.m., during the Second Saturday Gallery Tour.


Karen's "Paper Paintings", as she calls them, will be featured this month along with her watercolor paintings and other art in many media. She also will have her newest book, 
The Moral of the Story.  

One of Karen’s favorite media is paper-painting collage, a sculptural relief art form that gives spirit and 3D shape to her many birds in flight, colorful florals and interesting people. She also enjoys painting in watercolors, oils and acrylics.

She is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and a founding member of the Florence Regional Arts Alliance where you may also find her work.

Discover Karen’s Pocket Poem books for an infusion of uplifting messages.Her fifth book, The Moral of the Story, has just been released. This new book is a collection of stories that may elicit a tear or a belly laugh and a few emotions in between. Her previous novels are all set in Florence, have a dog nosing his way into the story and range from mystery and adventures to inspirational stories that will capture your heart. Find her books at the gallery, FRAA and on

Karen is also on the board for the Florence Festival of Books. She recently spoke at the Writer’s Salon at the Florence Regional Arts Alliance and has taught classes in drawing, portraiture and writing.

See more of Karen's work here,

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