Karen Lind Banker works mainly in watercolor, supplementing with collage and other watermedia. While working in a general impressionistic/representational style, she is gradually becoming more abstract, incorporating larger and simpler shapes into her paintings and collages. The style though, remains loose and washy rather than photorealistic or definitive renderings of an image. Her slant has also changed from primarily architecturals and florals to figurative pieces as well as still lifes in a variety of subject matter.

In explanation of why watercolor and collage appeal to her, she says “they suit my manner of creating as they possess a wandering quality kindred to my mind while interpreting and painting what I see. There is a freedom of exploration in both that invites the imagination and moods of the viewer as well, offering possibilities to “get lost” in them.”

Banker has shown in solo, 2, 3 person and group exhibitions as well as been accepted into, and won awards in, regional and national juried exhibitions. She is a signature member of the Georgia Watercolor Society, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. and is in Who’s Who of American Women. She is in corporate and private collections throughout the United States and abroad. She is represented by the Aiken Center for the Arts and Sacred Heart Cultural Center.