Karen Iris Lucas


Karen Iris graduated from OCAD in 1990 and in 2002 she completed a bachelor of Fine Arts from U of T, followed by a Bachelor of Education in 2004, from Nipissing University. She taught Secondary Visual Art and English until retiring in 2019. 

As a life time visual artist and designer, Karen Iris has always approached her artwork in an expressive and playful way. She is foremost a colourist, using both water colour 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 her nickname ‘Iris’, goddess of colour.