Texas Cretaceous Coastal Landscape detail by Karen Carr

Shown: Tenontosaurus, Hypsilophondont, Deinonychus, Titanosaur, Glyptops, Goniopholidid crocodile, Semiontid fish
Geologic period: Cretaceous


Texas Cretaceous Coastal Landscape detail

Towering dinosaurs, rare fossils and virtual paleo-habitats are just a few of the features that make the T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall a must-go destination for dinosaur lovers, fossil collectors or just about anyone who has ever wondered what life was like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

Inside the 11,000-square-foot exhibition space within the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, you’ll discover awe-inspiring fossil finds like the infamous predator Tyrannosaurus rex or the plant-eating Alamosaurus. You’ll also discover how plants and animals have adapted to changing conditions over the millennia — and you’ll have the chance to introduce beneficial adaptations of your own as you create a virtual animal to do battle in our videogame challenge.

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Client information:

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N Field Street
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 428-5555

Karen in the classroom


— As a guest speaker or lecturer

In addition to the time she spends painting, Karen finds time now and again to serve as a guest speaker, lecturer and instructor to museum groups, professional organizations, schools and universities. She has also presented master classes in art and digital painting at universities in the U.S.

Karen has delivered recent presentations for these institutions and groups:

  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Guild of Natural Science Illustrators at the College of William & Mary and at Montana State University
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of North Texas
  • Dallas Paleontological Society


About Karen

Originally trained in the classical techniques of illustration and painting, Karen frequently speaks on the transition to a digital world, and on the challenges and benefits this transition poses for artists, clients and viewers. She conducts professional seminars on painting, illustration and digital image creation, and also offers specific programs tailored to the needs of professional groups or classroom instructors.

To contact Karen about a speaking engagement, just drop her a note or call her studio.

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