Karen Gooding Haub: Artist statement

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”

Joseph Campbell"

I am a Southern California mixed media artist drawn to representations of the textures and colors found in nature and of of the earth’s natural elements; earth, water, air, and fire. I interpret my vision of the world through a variety of mixed media including oil and cold wax, encaustic, and various acrylic media. My abstract and semi-abstract landscapes describe the energy and transition of the earth’s natural elements through the use of variable glowing surfaces and rich, earthy textures. As I layer and scrape textures and marks into my work, my breath and heartbeat slow and sync to the rhythm of the work like a moving meditation. My work is a tribute to the rare beauty of unspoiled land, forest preserves, and state parks throughout the natural world. 



Karen Gooding Haub is a member of Santa Barbara Art Association, Santa Barbara Visual Artists (SBVA), and the La Cumbre Center of Creative Arts. She has sold award winning work throughout local galleries and venues in Southern California including, Ashton Gallery in San Diego where she won a “Best in Show” Award (2017), Art at the JCC and SBVA Exhibition (2019) in Santa Barbara, where she was awarded first place. Karen’s work shows regularly at Gallery 113 and Glenn Dallas Gallery in Santa Barbara.

Karen is a featured artist at Saatchi’s Online Gallery and her work has sold to art collectors in North America, Australia, and Europe as well as to interior designers throughout the United States. Inquiries about art work, please contact Karen Haub at karenahaub@gmail.com or visit https://www.saatchiart.com/karenhaubfineart (shipping is included) to see pricing on all available work.





Santa Barbara, California



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