Portfolio > Rockscapes

I started this series when I was awarded an artist-in-residence in the town of Bandon, located on the southern coast of Oregon. For me, the impact of the dynamic rocks standing guard over the dramatic Oregon coastline began a new conversation with the natural world. These images are my continued exploration of our impermanent human nature in the context of nature's unrelenting presence.


linocut on paper by female artist Karen S. Purdy
linocut print on paper
10 1/2" x 7 1/2"
color linocut on paper by female artist Karen S. Purdy
Color linocut print on paper
5 1/4" x 9 1/2"
linocut print on paper by female artist Karen S. Purdy
Linocut print on paper
5 1/4" x 9 1/2"
color linocut on paper by female artist Karen S. Purdy
color linocut on paper
7 1/2" x 11 3/4"
linocut of coastal rocks
Linocut print on gray paper
7 1/2" x 10 3/8"
charcoal drawing, still life on paper by female artist Karen S. Purdy
charcoal on paper
18" x 24"
Charcoal drawing, still life on paper by female artist Karen S. Purdy
charcoal on paper
18" x 24"
graphite drawing on paper landscape by female artist Karen S. Purdy
graphite on paper
5" x 10"
oil and acrylic painting on linen of rock still life by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil and acrylic on linen
18" x 24"
oil and acrylic painting on linen of rock landscape by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil and acrylic on panel
7 3/4" x 11 3/4"
oil and acrylic painting on panel of rock landscape by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil and acrylic on panel
7 3/4" x 11 3/4"
oil and acrylic painting on linen of rock still life by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil and acrylic on linen
36" x 48"
oil and acrylic painting on linen of rock still life by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil and acrylic on linen
36" x 48"
oil and acrylic painting on panel of rock landscape by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil and acrylic on panel
10" x 14"
oil and acrylic painting on linen of rock landscape by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil and acrylic on linen
18" x 24"
oil and acrylic painting on linen of rock landscape by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil and acrylic on linen
18" x 24"
oil and acrylic painting on panel of rock landscape by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil, acrylic & gilding on panels
17" x 17"
oil and acrylic painting on panel of rock landscape by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil, acrylic & gilding on panel
12" x 18"
monotype color print of rock landscape portrait by female artist Karen S. Purdy
monotype - color
7 1/2" x 12"
monotype color print of rock landscape portrait by female artist Karen S. Purdy
monotype - color
8" x 12"
monotype color print of rock landscape portrait by female artist Karen S. Purdy
monotype - color
8" x 12"
monotype color print of rock landscape portrait by female artist Karen S. Purdy
monotype - color
8" x 12"