Originally from Montreal, Canada, Karen Roehl moved to Denver as a youngster in 1967. She has enjoyed living in the growing and vibrant Mile-High City, where she raised her two daughters, Vesla and Andria.

Roehl began her artistic career when she completed a design program at the Art Institute of Colorado in 1987. She enjoyed a successful career as a graphic artist for over 20 years, the last eight of which were spent running her own design business.

Now known for her paintings inspired by abstract expressionism, Roehl has work in many private and national collections. She also enjoys combining realism and her abstract mark-making to create contemporary western genre paintings, primarily using horses as inspiration.