KAREN MCDONNELL - OIL
"Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings.
The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul"
- Wassily Kandinsky
"To me, color and painting and music are one. The acts of applying paint to the canvas and applying pressure to the keys on a keyboard are connected through their shared elements of creative design...composition, movement, texture and rhythm. Both reflect and speak to our hearts and souls. Both have the power to unite...and to heal. I have been joyfully exploring the arts for many years...including at Trinity College (Hartford, CT), the Philadelphia College of Art, and the Rhode Island School of Design. I have also studied with Angelo Marinosci,Jr including two inspirational trips to Venice, Italy. A jewelry designer for over thirty years, I founded "The Golden Hound Jewelry" to help raise funds for canine cancer research and animal rescue worldwide. When I play the piano, I see colors. And I peacefully share my life here in Bridgton with my husband Michael and our rescue dogs Tena and Barney. It is my hope that my paintings will speak to you like a favorite song."