Karen Blair lives and works in Charlottesville, VA. She is represented by numerous galleries and her work is in many private and public collections including Philip Morris, USA, Capital One, UVA Hospitals, MCV, Markel Corporation, Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Dominion Resources. Her paintings, works on paper and collages are an exploration of the natural world moving from the vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains to flowers on the windowsill. Blair occupies a place between realism and abstraction, moving fluidly between the two as she captures the world around her. There is a contemporary take on all of the work with careful editing to distill each image down to a capturing of a place rather than a literal depiction. Blair believes in trusting the viewer to fill in the blanks and bring their own experiences to the work.