Art by Karen Van Allen


'"Whether people are fully conscious of this or not, they actually derive countenace and sustenance from the 'atmosphere' of things they live in and with"
-Frank Lloyd Wright

Iceland, the snow, the lava rock, black sand, glaciers, mountains, angles, curves...all visually demanding attention and appreciation.  I returned from a recent trip there with an imprint in my mind of this gorgeous country and tried to express it in this painting, the first of the Icelandic series. 
 ​Each painting in the Cathedral Series contains interpretationsof stained glass inspired by a visit to the Sagrada Familia Barcelona.