Karen Schremmer has been continuously creating her entire life: drawing on Barbies and her brothers, painting, photography, jewelry and clothing design, interior decorating, home renovation, fiber arts, and culinary pursuits, among other things. Originally from Illinois, Karen moved to Florida, a place she considers full of beauty, with an endless supply of inspiration. She inevitably received a BFA from University of South Florida, with a focus in painting. After working in the art field for a few years, life circumstances required her to briefly take a different career path. Happy to be able to return to her roots, Karen has vigorously renewed her focus on the visual arts, currently working in mixed media. Her assemblages ignore the traditional boundaries between the digital and analog- painting, collage and photography. Her blended technique exemplifies the combining of seemingly unrelated existences into vibrant, beautiful collectives.