K.A. Renfrow is an award-winning exhibiting artist specializing in oil painting. She has studied with many well-known artists and has mastered many genres in visual art. She is the owner of Harmony Arts, Gallery and Studios, Edmond, OK, where she has her studio, teaches and displays her art. She also holds art-related activities, philanthropic and other events.
Karen A. Renfrow’s style and approach to creating her artwork often finds her taking the ordinary and transforming it by color, texture, intensity and/or angle.
Her creations invite the viewer to see her subjects in a different way or light.
She is an award-winning exhibiting artist specializing in oil painting; but you might find pen & ink, photography, watercolor and mixed media among the pieces she exhibits.
She has studied with a number of well-known artists who have made their mark in various media and styles.
A “perennial student of art,” Karen keeps her mind open and ready to absorb the wisdom of others whom she admires. Renfrow’s curiosity, independent nature and drive have allowed her to master many genres in visual art.
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, her professional life has included journalism/public relations, writing, photography, illustration and teaching Journalism at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Central Oklahoma. For more than 20 years, she owned the public relations firm of PRConcepts. Her award-winning writing, designs, photography and artwork have been published throughout the U.S. in various publications.
In late-2014, Karen became the owner of Harmony Arts, Gallery and Studios, 29 E. 15th, Edmond, OK, where she has her studio and displays her art. She also holds art-related activities and other events.
"The beauty of ordinary, often unnoticed, moments drive my creativity. Capturing how a person or an animal or even a color can magnificently interact with their surroundings is the goal of my endeavors. Embracing the style of Contemporary Realism, I first compose the harmony and interest of a piece. Angle, high key color, contrast and mood are elements of all I create. Thick strokes in my paintings generate movement and texture. A small splash of discord color keeps the whole work lively. " --K.A.RENFROW
“Ever since I can remember, I have interpreted the world around me through art.
Art has been the eye through which I view my reality.
Not a filter to distort my vision, art is a clear lens to sharpen my understanding of the elements around me.
Every hue…emotion…experience…rhythm…harmony—I experience art with all my senses.