Life is spirit materialized. Art is matter spiritualized and humanized. My work must feel right, charge space with energy, become ALIVE.


Karen WIndchild landscape oil paintings








The Adobe Buffalo Project

Artist Statement

‘I feel guided when doing my best work, becoming an open window through which beings who wish to materialize can enter. I get a sense of what they want to become. I love the richness of contrasting color and materials and respect the uniqueness of each.

Often I don’t know what a piece is about until it’s done. It reveals itself sometimes clearly, sometimes subtly, to whomever takes the time to sense its nature.

I believe in the ancient role of artist as shaman and mythspeaker, infusing energy into ordered matter as the essence of both ritual and Art: bringing love and respect for materials, technique, traditions, providence, inspiration, self and for one’s part in the whole, so that all may prosper.”
— Karen Windchild



Professional Affiliations

American Craft Association
Artists of Palm Beach County
Florida Craftsman
Professional Artist Guild, Boca Raton Museum of Art

Professional Experience

Studio Artist, Delray Beach, 1984 – present
Ceramics Instructor, 1975 – 2012
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI
SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY
Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
Montoya Art Studios, West Palm Beach, FL,
Levis Jewish Community Center, Boca Raton, FL
Program Director
Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT

About Karen

Karen S. Windchild has been an artist since childhood in Connecticut.  She received her BFA studying sculpture and ceramics at the University of Michigan, and her Masters of Fine Arts from Penn State, has taught at various colleges, art and community centers since 1975.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  Ms. Windchild’s work appears in many distinguished private collections, as well.

She is a resident of Delray Beach, exhibits & lectures nationally, and maintains a studio where she accepts commissions, and shows by appointmen