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Hand Drill, Planes, and Saws Hand Drill, Planes, and Saws Hand Drill, Planes, and Saws

On 20, Jun 2017 | No Comments | In | By Caren Hackman

Hand Drill, Planes, and Saws

These pieces belonged to Nathan Katz, a furniture refinisher and my great grandfather. Soon the painting will be passed down to my daughter and the tools will go to my son, a talented wood worker.

The Keepsake Series grew from my love of utilitarian objects. I am fascinated by simple tools and their ability to create. There is great beauty in the humble, worn chair backs and tool handles that I paint. These items have served generations and I feel privileged to be able to paint them.
Watercolor on 100% Arches cotton rag, 15” x 11” and 15″ x 22″ $450 and  NFS

Straw Hat, Scissors and Trim Straw Hat, Scissors and Trim

On 20, Jun 2016 | No Comments | In | By Caren Hackman

Straw Hat, Scissors and Trim

My Grandpa often took me for, “outings” when I came to visit him. The first stop was his dress making factory. All the other members of my family considered the factory a dirty, wholly unacceptable place for a child. I however, would search for treasure while Grandpa handled administrative jobs in the office. I often came away with sequins, rhinestones, button, and lace. I treasured it all and used the found objects in my artwork and garment construction. In early 2018, I used the last bits of velvet ribbon to trim the back of one of my YogaPainter pieces that was given as a wedding gift!

With work completed, Grandpa Abe and I would head to our second destination. As we drove, Grandpa played opera music loudly on the radio, sitting on the armrest in the center of his Chrysler’s bench seat, I could feel the music vibrations in my chest. Grandpa and I wore matching straw hats. He smoked a cigar and I “smoked” the metal tube from from the cigar. Our destination was Johnson Park in New Brunswick, NJ. There I played on the park equipment and collected peacock feathers.

The Keepsake Series grew from my love of utilitarian objects. I am fascinated by simple tools and their ability to create. There is great beauty in the humble, worn chair backs and tool handles that I paint. These items have served generations and I feel privileged to be able to paint them.
Watercolor on 100% Arches cotton rag 22” x 15”; $750, Scissors, Trim NFS

Yoga Series Yoga Series Yoga Series Yoga Series

On 11, Apr 2016 | One Comment | In | By Caren Hackman

Yoga Series

Yoga saved my life. After an injury in 2008 and unsuccessful back surgery I was in pain and side-lined for two years. Thanks to the great training I received from my first yoga instructor, Anna Lee Sanders, and all the wonderful teachers since, I live a full active life. This series of paintings shows my great love and respect for the practice. I hope that viewers can feel that love and connect with the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga. Thank you to my wonderful models, Karen Burnett and Shelby Grant, of Yoga Palm Beach. More paintings are in the works. The acrylic on canvas pieces are approximately 28″ x 24″, $1,080.

Yoga Expressions Yoga Expressions Yoga Expressions Yoga Expressions Yoga Expressions Yoga Expressions

On 10, Apr 2016 | No Comments | In | By Caren Hackman

Yoga Expressions

My deep spiritual connection to the yoga practice set me on the course for creating the yoga icons. The pieces are digitally painted images that are printed on canvas or paper then hand painted. This spiritually motivated series resists the confines of framed canvas and is hung like a classic Asian scroll. Prices range from $162 for smaller pieces (approx. 12″ x 16″) to $540 for larger ones (approx. 27″ W x 47″ H). Please click here to order your customized artwork.

Flight at Dawn, Gulls-Orange Feet and Gulls-Conversation Flight at Dawn, Gulls-Orange Feet and Gulls-Conversation Flight at Dawn, Gulls-Orange Feet and Gulls-Conversation

On 16, Oct 2015 | No Comments | In | By Caren Hackman

Flight at Dawn, Gulls-Orange Feet and Gulls-Conversation

Flight at DawnGulls-Orange Feet and Gulls-Conversation were inspired by sea gulls flying close to the Singer Island Beach, Florida and Newburyport Massachusetts..

Mixed media on Arches 100% cotton rag,  Flight at Dawn is 30” x 22”, $950,  Gulls-Orange Feet and Gulls-Conversation are 22″ x 15″, $750.

Blue Heron, Anhinga, Grassy Waters Blue Heron, Anhinga, Grassy Waters Blue Heron, Anhinga, Grassy Waters Blue Heron, Anhinga, Grassy Waters

On 27, Feb 2015 | No Comments | In | By Caren Hackman

Blue Heron, Anhinga, Grassy Waters

Blue Heron, Anhinga and Grassy Waters are mixed media paintings that work as a triptych. They were created to hang in a collator’s private home and overlook the Blue Heron’s and Anhinga’s natural habitat. 

Water Lilies

On 07, Nov 2013 | No Comments | In | By Caren Hackman

Water Lilies

The water lily painting was inspired by a small pond with waterlilies at Zichron-Yachov Park in Israel.  The day I visited the park the sun was strong causing high white highlights on the lily pads and the water to appear nearly black in certain areas. The high contrast is what attracted me to this scene. The 40″ x 30″ painting is acrylic on canvas, $1100.

Palmetto

On 05, Feb 2013 | No Comments | In | By Caren Hackman

Palmetto

Palmetto Palms grown in Palm Beach Gardens in my neighbor’s yard. The painting is 24” x 18” acrylic on canvas. $750

Palm Tree Seeds

On 04, Feb 2013 | No Comments | In | By Caren Hackman

Palm Tree Seeds

Palm Tree Seeds, painted in my back yard.
Watercolor on 100% cotton rag Arches, 22” x 30”, $950

Lupin

On 16, Dec 2012 | No Comments | In | By Caren Hackman

Lupin

The Lupin are small green plants with blue flowers. The rare Karner Blue Butterfly can be found in fields of Lupin. Every morning dew drops settle into the center of each plant. The painting is 36” x 24” acrylic on canvas. Painted as a part of my Artist in residence experience at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in the summer of 2010. $950