Painting in Pastel, Acrylic, and Oil
Karen Vanderpool-Haerle is both classically and self-trained in art, illustration, and immersive art. She is focused on creating and displaying traditional and immersive art in the mixed reality space, the space between the real world and the virtual world. She is producing artwork intended to introduce Extended Reality (XR) to the general public as an art form. Karen is initially attracted to a scene for its geometric relationships, rhythm, striking color contrast, or color harmony. The interaction of color and composition evolves to describe the world through her eyes. She has created art for traditional and immersive spaces and is committed to exploring the convergence of the digital and physical worlds. She especially enjoys exploring topics dealing with ecology and the environment.
Her primary traditional mediums are pastel, acrylic, and oil. She works with layers of color to create images with depth and interest involving geometric relationships and striking color contrasts and harmonies. Her virtual reality and augmented reality art is created in Tiltbrush, Openbrush, Gravity Sketch as well as other virtual reality painting and sculpting programs
When not hanging out in Dallas with her family and great pyrenees mix, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and most other outdoor activities. Karen is especially fond of the beach, the New Mexico landscape, and Vinalhaven, Maine.
Karen’s education consists of an MA in Biomedical Communication/Medical Illustration from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a BA from Austin College.
#10. VANDERPOOL STUDIOS
4415 Ridge Road
Painting: Pastel, Acrylic, and Oil