Karen Santos is a Mexican artist who has been devoted to the arts and to painting since she was four years old. She began her artistic training at an early age under the close tutelage of her mother, an avid painter, art teacher, and art psychologist herself. Karen continued her studies with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the University of British Columbia. Karen has subsequently completed a second Bachelor of Arts in Opera and Performance at the Vancouver Academy of Music. Given her background, Karen’s work is inspired by the relationship between art, music and psychology. Working often with mixed media, she creates abstract expressionist portraits of affects. Karen is an active member of the Seymour Art Gallery, Burnaby Arts Council and Port Moody Arts Centre Society. She has participated in various art exhibitions in the Greater Vancouver Area and has sold works internationally, including in Mexico and Australia. She currently lives in Vancouver and paints regularly while also embarking on her career in Opera Performance.