Karen Mattson



"Chicadee In Birch"







  Karen has lived in Alaska since 1968, painting Alaskan scenes, florals and still life in watercolor, oils and acrylics. She considers herself a colorist, depicting Alaska and nature through light and color.


Karen has received numerous awards and her work is in collections internationally. She is a signature member of the Alaska Watercolor Society and the Alaska Artist Guild; serves as a board member of the Valley Fine Arts Association and participates in several art organizations. She and three artists, known as Painted Ladies, Inc. have successfully organized the 2012 and 2013 Great Alaskan Plein Air Retreats, and preparations for the 2014 Retreat/Cruise from Vancouver, BC to Whittier, Alaska from 6/18 - 6/25 are in process.

One of her larger watercolor works now hangs in the new Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer, Alaska. Four additional paintings hang in the Mat-Su Providence Medical Office Building. Her oil painting of a Bald Eagle was selected as one-of-fifty finalists for the state of Alaska in the Paint America 100 Competition in 2006 and her watercolor, "Alaskan Autumn" was chosen for the 2007-2008 Mat-Su College Bulletin Cover. She received "honorable mention" at the first annual Valley Fine Arts Association Juried Art Show.

Karen loves to spend time in her large perennial garden, where she has plants from as far away as the Himalyan Mountains. She has fun photographing the flowers to later use for reference for painting.

She served as President of the Willow garden club for three years and is a Master Gardener.

When she isn't in the garden, she spends time traveling around Alaska with her husband. When in the mood to go out of state, they take time off to travel in their Mountain Aire motor home. They have traveled to all 50 states.

Karen has more paintings to paint and adventures to be enjoyed.


                                                                                                      Karen Mattson





                     "Poppy Blast"                                                   "Himalayan Poppies" (work-in-progress)

You may contact Karen at kamakws(at)hotmail(dot)com or call at 907-244-7774 for more information or pricing.
                 Thank you, Karen Mattson