About the artist: Karen Wickman attended Long Island University in New York, as an honors student 1989 - 1993. She is an artist that depicts scenes from her life, on canvas as abstract contemporary paintings. Earlier in life, she managed an art gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico and worked in the publishing industry in New York as a freelance writer, as well as for major corporations during her career. She was born & raised in California. Karen is a visually impaired artist, with a rare ocular disability. She has risen above it to create paintings and Byzantine era hand formed jewelry; the jewelry studio closed in 2016 to grand theft by a customer.