Karen is a Registered Nurse and a Certified Tumor Registrar, analyzing cancer data for research and clinical outcomes. During the pandemic, Karen began to paint and explore her creative side as a way to focus on relaxation and mindfulness. As a high school student, Karen received honors in the Irish state art’s examination however her nursing career kept her busy along with raising her two children. Karen grew up in Dublin, Ireland and then travelled and nursed in different countries. While living in Italy, Karen’s pastime was spent at museums and art galleries. Karen’s work crosses different styles of oil painting as she paints what speaks to her and inspires her. With her husband Wayne, Karen moved to Ellijay in early 2022 and set up her first small art studio. At the end of her work day with cancer data, Karen loves to paint and relax.