Karen Dupre's art, prints and posters reflect her versatility in terms of subject matter, ranging from calm landscapes and serene table settings to bold images of exotic animals and entertainment scenes. Throughout her imagery, one can find a certain sense of harmony. This tranquillity is partly a result of her gentle brushstrokes and her illustration of the play of light in both nature and manmade objects. Dupre's work is adept to capture a fleeting moment in time.
The artistic inspiration for Karen Dupre comes from a variety of sources, primarily several nineteenth century artists such as Gustav Klimt, Claude Monet, Frederic Remington and Auguste Renoir. She is particularly drawn to this period in art history when artists were challenging the established ideals and shaping their own schools of artistic thought. Similarly in her own art, prints and posters, Dupre strives to expand her style both in colour and composition, not limiting herself to conventional artistic standards.
Born in California, Karen Dupre is a self-taught artist whose first inspiration stemmed from her interest in horses. This fascination quickly led her to translate the splendor of these animals and other wildlife through drawing. At age nine, Dupre began working in pastels, which soon progressed into the use of other mediums – primarily acrylic paints. Since her early years as an artist, Dupré has broadened her repertoire to include landscapes, still life imagery, and figures in her art, prints and posters.