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Artist Highlight: Karen McKinnon

Karen McKinnon

Email: [email protected]
Facebook: mckinnonphoto
Instagram: @karenmckinnonphoto

Art related questions:

  1. At what age did you know you were going to become an artist?
    Grade 5, when I got a Kodak Disc camera
  2. How long have you been selling your art?
    I have been a full time professional photographer for 22 years. 
  3. What is your favourite medium to practice in?
    “seeing and feeling”
  4. How would you describe your studio/workspace?
    Ever-changing and nature filled

Fun Questions:

  1. What was your favourite place to travel to?
    My moms house. Art, nature, coffee perfection and my number one role model. Her house is on Hornby and is the reason I landed in the Comox Valley.
  2. What was the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?  
    Best – a print by Lucy Schappy. The painting makes me feel like I belong, and on days when I need it, I can look at it and think “I will be okay.” Worst:  Oh don’t get me started!! About three years ago I registered for itunes-imatch, and for 2 years and 11 months I have been trying to cancel my subscription unsuccessfully – can anyone help?
  3. What’s the dumbest way you’ve been injured?
    Which week?
  4. Do you listen to podcasts and if so, what’s your favourite?
    I am trying to, but I keep coming back to just music, I just can’t car dance to the rhythm of a podcast
  5. What’s one of your nicknames?
    I don’t think I have one. Does “mom” count?
  6. What’s your favorite cookie?
    It’s a tie between Mary’s Café gluten free chocolate chip cookie and the gluten free cookie that Blue Spruce Ice Cream uses to line their ice cream sandwiches’.
  7. If someone asked to be your apprentice and learn all that you know, what would you teach them first?
    Compassion, we need compassion to truly see