Kara Fellows Tripp
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Kara’s first inspiration for a painting was a group of Suffolk sheep surrounding an old piano left on a hillside. The marriage of these two unlikely subjects was humorous to her and she felt inspired to capture the moment. Sheep are a reoccurring theme in her work, as well as her “city” chickens. Her style is impressionistic, bold and colorful, using purposeful brushstrokes, creating texture to catch the light.
Born in Bozeman Montana, Kara spent her childhood summers traveling with her father to various art shows. After graduating from Montana State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering, she married and became the proud mother of twins. She wanted to work from home and began her artistic career designing jewelry for a number of Bozeman businesses. Later, her artist father encouraged her to try oils as a medium; since then she has been hooked. Kara is a self-taught oil painter. Since that first sheep painting she continues to grow and educate herself through workshops given by artists that she admires.