Karen Blair lives and works on a five acre farm outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. The house and studio are entirely powered by solar and a flock of Guinea Fowl, a hive of bees, two dogs, and two horses roam the property. A large organic vegetable garden and pollinator-friendly flower gardens along with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains provide daily inspiration for paintings.
An avid gardener and conservationist, Blair is a member of the Albemarle Garden Club. A sought-after speaker, she gives talks about her own art, about how to use contemporary art in any setting and about the synthesis of art, gardening and conservation.
She was born in Winston-Salem, was graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and has been a Fellow at The Virginia Center for The Creative Arts (VCCA) and The Vermont Studio Center. Follow her on Instagram @karenblaircrozet