Karen Kleider Harding
Artist: Karen Kleider Harding
Location: Lake Quivira, KS
Title of Work: Orchid Gift Wrapped
Medium: Oil & Acrylic on Linen
Dimensions: 26 x 20
About the Artist:
1979 Painted first mural for Elite Gymnastics
1990 The painting “Ladies of the Plaza” included in the Kansas City Museum Exhibition of winning artists from past Heritage Art shows
1991-1993 Eleven murals painted for the Black Eyed Pea Restaurants
2002 Two Paintings in Lake Quivira Clubhouse Dining Room
2004 Illustrated Bilingual Galapagos ABCs coloring book.
2005 Children’s Literature Festival Chautauqua in St. Peter, MN.
2006 Botanical notebook pages at Lillian M. Bradshaw Gallery in Dallas, TX
2007 Entry accepted for Orchids & Hydrangeas exhibit at Powell Gardens Conservatory. “Orchid Gift Wrapped” 24”x18”.
K. Kleider Harding studied at the Kansas City Art Institute with Stephen Whitacre and Stanly Lewis. Frank Szasz,Al Currier, Joanne Baker, and Cynthia Padilla instilled the idea that one learns to see through drawing.
She believes Life is adventure and painting is a privilege. Her work is represented in collections in Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Ecuador and Mexico.