Karen Lee Orozco is an airbrush artist whose paintings are a mixture of her favorite forms, which include Pop and Illustration Art. She was first introduced to airbrush in her high school Studio Art class while attending Balboa High School, Canal Zone. She earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree at Austin Peay State University.
Most of her paintings give the viewer a glimpse into her culture, the Hispanic/American culture and the social/environmental issues she wants to bring to light. Some include her personality in satire form. She finds that satire art makes it easier for her to bring attention to issues that need to be addressed. Some of her paintings are titled in Spanish (her first language) and include memories from her past in conjunction with cultural elements.
Karen is an accomplished artist in other realms as well. One of her other favorite
mediums is photography. She’s the owner of KO Photography in Clarksville, TN where she freelances for statewide professional boxing matches. She’s worked with film, digital, and historical processes like, cyanotype and tintypes. Most of her artistic photographs include, street photography, portraiture, and dreamscapes. Karen has also photographed documentary, weddings, and conferences; many of her photographs have been used in online advertising and news publications for the organizations and/or athletes she’s worked with.
“Art is what I love, and what I do. It's the only way I can honestly express what I am feeling and what I've experienced."-- Karen Lee Orozco