Karen LaValley holds a BFA in drawing, painting and graphics from The Ohio State University and works primarily in oil. She has shown in juried exhibitions such as The Butler Institute of American Art, the Ohio State Faculty Club, and the Riffe Gallery to name a few. She has also painted in juried plein air competitions in Wisconsin and Colorado. Many charitable organizations have received donations of Karen’s work especially The Art of Recovery, a fund raiser supporting The Fresh Air Gallery of Southeast Mental Health. Private and public collections show her work. Her work can be seen currently at 24 Lincoln Street Art Studios in Columbus, Ohio. Karen is represented by Sharon Weiss Gallery.