Pipe Creek Teleoceras by Karen Carr

Shown: Teleoceras, short-faced bear, canids, peccary, turtles and frogs
Geologic period: Miocene


Pipe Creek Teleoceras

The Indiana Teleoceras mural gave Karen two new opportunities: First, she was able to visit the actual site depicted in the mural. When researching dinosaurs, almost nothing of the original environment remains other than as strata; the depression that created this small pond was still visible when Karen visited. Karen has since worked on several projects allowing her to see and explore the environments she depicts. Second, Karen created this mural digitally, her first digital work created for a client. Learn more about how Karen paints digitally.

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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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