Views of Tulsa – Karen St. Clair

Views of Tulsa

Karen St. Clair

December 6-28. 2019



Friday, December 6, 6-9 pm

Artist Statement:

My exhibition reflects my impression of Tulsa. The light is the thread that runs through all of the pieces and the element that I enjoyed painting most. It includes acrylic, watercolor, and pastel.

I have lived in the Tulsa area all of my life and I’ve seen a lot of changes in Tulsa. Hopefully my paintings will be something that people can connect with as well as provide a record of the times we live in for future Tulsans.

Regarding the prehistoric elements in some of my paintings, you can go out for a bite to eat or . . . get eaten in one bite.

I never tire of painting this place.

See more of my work on my website –


Artist Bio (by Oklahoma author Sharon Edge Martin):

In 1977, when Karen St. Clair was in high school, she won the Young Talent in Oklahoma Award. That same year, she entered the National Scholastic Portfolio competition in New York and won a full scholarship to study art at the University of Tulsa.

Karen became Art Director of Striegel Advertising and worked as Advertising Director for Aberson’s and Miss Jackson’s, Tulsa’s iconic upscale department store. In 1982, she won an ADDY Award from the American Advertising Federation for her design work on the PBS Series Profiles in American Art.

From 1998-2015, Karen raised a family and taught art at Skiatook High School.  In 2015, she was named Teacher of the Year.

Since 2015, she has returned to her art full time.  She is an active member of American Watercolor Society, Oklahoma Pastel Society, and International Association of Pastel Societies.

Karen has traveled and painted in Italy, France, and the UK, but living in the beautiful tall grass prairie of Oklahoma, she is never at a loss for subject matter.