Karen Condron’s return to watercolor painting in 2010 was inspired by the beautiful southern Connecticut sunrises and pristine waterfronts. Karen’s passion for the natural beauty of the world around her shows through her dramatic and expressive use of color.
Since taking up painting again, she has been prolific. During her first year back, she entered the Norwalk arts festival with over sixty paintings. In 2013, she showed her work at the Norwalk Arts Festival, and the Stratford Arts Guild Festival. During the summer of 2014, she participated in several shows, including the Stratford Art Guild Festival, and the Arts Festival at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. Karen has and continues to donate many paintings to silent auctions benefiting the American Cancer Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, and several other organizations.
Karen was diagnosed with Bulbar-Onset ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2013 with indications of speech loss in 2011. Though she has been greatly affected by this disease, and can no longer speak, she leads an extremely active lifestyle. In addition to painting, Karen continues to exercise, work, volunteer daily at her church, and volunteer with the the Chamber of Commerce. Karen hopes to raise awareness for ALS through her love for watercolor painting.
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