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Karen Iris Lucas


Karen Iris graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1990, and in 2002 she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Toronto, followed by a Bachelor of Education in 2004 from Nipissing University. She taught Secondary Visual Art and English until retiring in 2019. 

As a lifelong visual artist and designer, Karen Iris has always approached her artwork in an expressive and playful way. She is first and foremost a colourist, using both watercolour and oil paints, but secondly, she is a lover of the expressive drawing line with which she articulates a linear zest for life. She has recently been granted by friends the nickname “Iris,” goddess of colour.