Enrich Your Life with Colorful, Symbolic Art

Symbolic art has always been the core of Kathleen Karlsen’s creative efforts. In the last decade she has had over seventy exhibits of her visionary art. Her work is in private collections in over twenty states and four countries. Kathleen’s original art and prints have been donated to non-profit organizations including Habitat for Humanity, the Montana Ballet Company, the Bozeman Food Bank, the Montana Celiac Society, the Bozeman Music Arts Center, Middle Creek Montessori, and the National Breast Cancer Fund. 

Artwork in Kathleen Karlsen's Art Studio

“One of my primary goals is to emphasize the exhilaration of being alive expressed in exuberant color. I want to share the beauty of nature and imagination as a source of rejuvenation for the viewer.” Kathleen Karlsen

Art Featuring Florals, Yoga Symbols and the Universe

Inspired by both imagination and science, Kathleen works in multiple styles to create her visionary art. The first style uses thick paint and is highly-textured and dimensional. Kathleen’s second approach is to colorize and design products based on commissioned illustrations from talented artists. Currently Kathleen is working with Rose Karlsen and Samantha Ater. Kathleen’s third mode is a combination of flowing contours with layered forms. These depict the wide, expansive reaches of space. All of these creative paths aim at produce an energizing, spontaneous and invigorating experience for the viewer.

The Power of Symbolic Art

The mysteries of symbolic art are incredible: the power of visual images, the positive impact of color and form, the amazing patterns in nature, and the mystical truths in geometry. Subscribe in the footer below to be notified as new resources are published in these areas. 

Symbolic Artwork with Kathleen Karlsen

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A Walk in the Forest by Kathleen Karlsen

“I hope that the intensity of my artistic efforts will be captured on the canvas and in turn energize someone else’s home, office or business with feelings of joy and transformation. I love the excitement and chaos of every new creative experiment!” Kathleen Karlsen

Learn More About Flower Symbolism

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Kathleen Karlsen

Author of Flower Symbols and Vocal Medicine

The information in this article has been excerpted from the book Flower Symbols: The Language of Love by Kathleen Karlsen. This book includes ancient and modern flower meanings and folklore about the world’s most beloved flowers. Buy one for a flower lover in your life. Learn to “say it with flowers” for any occasion! 

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  • Over 100 of the world’s most beloved flowers
  • Information about traditional uses of flowers
  • Famous quotes about flowers
  • Selected flower-related poetry
  • Flower remedies and essential oils for healing 
Flower Meaning Decoration