Artist Amy Goering Karnes, who grew up on a farm outside Marion, displayed 18 new oil paintings in her art show Nov. 7 at Amery Bohling Fine Art Gallery in Scottsdale, Ariz., as part of “Fall for the Arts.”
Her paintings ranged in subject from figurative and still life to landscape and wildlife.
“To hear firsthand what they (buyers) love about a painting is so encouraging,” Karnes said. “Many times it reminds them of a place or person from their past. Each piece is a labor of love. Meeting the person that loves it as much as me, that’s a gift.”
In addition to the art show, a Karnes painting, “Stories on the Porch Swing,” was accepted into the Scottsdale Salon juried exhibition, and the opening reception for the exhibition was at her solo show.
Karnes said her inspiration mostly comes from her upbringing in and around Marion, focusing on the simple life, hard work, family ties, and the beauty of God’s creation.
She was recently featured in Southwest Art Magazine’s feature, “21 under 31: Young Artists to Watch.”
Karnes and her husband, Nathan, recently moved to Colorado. Some of her art is on display at Gallery 101 in Marion.