Karen Yee — A Journey in Self Portraits

Karen Yee started painting seriously after surviving her first battle with a rare and particularly aggressive type of breast cancer in 2003, at the age of 43. Taking up oils at first and later switching to acrylics, she found solace as well as her voice in painting. Her realistic subject matter ranges from figurative work to still lifes and animals. Yee’s series Judaica, Pirates, and Masked are eye-catching and delightful, but none transfix and captivate as much as her self-portraits do.

Karen Yee | Self-portrait — Survivor | 2008 | Acrylic on Canvas | 10 x 8 inches or 25 ½ x 20 ¼ cm
Karen Yee | Fight Like a Girl | 2012 | Acrylic on Canvas | 20 x 16 inches or 50 ¾ x 40 ½ cm
Karen Yee | Self Portrait | 2013| Acrylic on Canvas | 24 x 20 inches or 61 x 50 ¾ cm
Karen Yee | What Lies in Wait | 2014 | Acrylic on Canvas | 36 x 24 inches or 91 ½ x 61 cm
Karen Yee | The Waiting Game | 2015 | Acrylic on Canvas | 36 x 24 inches or 91 ½ x 61 cm

Artist painting contemporary realist still lifes. Author of Painting in Acrylics. Loves writing about art, artists & exhibitions. Visit www.art-lorena.com.