Karen Hewitt Hagan

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Karen  Hewitt Hagan Misty Marina
Misty Marina
8 x 10 in
$ 800
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Shrimp Boat and Sail Boat
Shrimp Boat and Sail Boat
8 x 10 in
$ 800
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Evening Sail_ original oil_ boats_ blue_ ocean_ clouds_ sunset
Evening Sail
20 x 20 in
$ 2,400
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Southern Trawlers
Southern Trawlers
20 x 24 in
$ 3,000
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Big Clouds Over the Marina
Karen  Hewitt Hagan At the Coast Guard Station_ Coast guard_ military_ harbor_ boats_ nautical_ boat_ finea rt_ plein air_ lowcountry_ charleston_ sea_ south carolina_
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Shrimpers_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat paintings_ sh
Shrimpers
20 x 24 in
$ 3,000
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Three Shrimp Boats_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat pain
Three Shrimp Boats
6 x 8 in
$ 500
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Only One on the Horizon_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat
Only One on the Horizon
8 x 10 in
$ 800
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Rafter_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat paintings_ shrim
Rafter
6 x 8 in
$ 500
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Heading South Stono River_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail bo
Heading South (Stono River)
20 x 20 in
$ 2,400
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Charlerston Harbor_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat pain
Charlerston Harbor
14 x 11 in
$ 1,100
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Back at the Docks_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat paint
Back at the Docks
24 x 30 in
$ 4,000
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Southern Shrimpers_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat pain
Southern Shrimpers
10 x 8 in
$ 800
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Lady Carolyn_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat paintings_
Lady Carolyn
14 x 11 in
$ 1,100
Karen  Hewitt Hagan _Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat paintings_ shrimp boat
Lobster Fever
9 x 12 in
$ 900
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Light on the Harbor_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat pai
Light on the Harbor
8 x 10 in
$ 800
Karen  Hewitt Hagan On the Creek_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat paintings_
On the Creek
11 x 14 in
$ 1,100
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Morning Reflection_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat pain
Morning Reflection
8 x 6 in
$ 500
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Dinghies South of France
Dinghies South of France
8 x 10 in
$ 800
Karen  Hewitt Hagan The Island Ferry_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat painti
The Island Ferry
6 x 8 in
$ 500
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Shrimp Boats in Sienna_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat
Shrimp Boats in Sienna
6 x 10 in
$ 600
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Shem Creek in Sienna_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat pa
Shem Creek in Sienna
6 x 8 in
$ 500
Karen  Hewitt Hagan River of Blues_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat painting
River of Blues
8 x 10 in
$ 800
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Protected Harbor_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat painti
Protected Harbor
8 x 6 in
$ 500
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Fishing Dinghies_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat painti
Fishing Dinghies
24 x 24 in
$ 3,000
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Creekside_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat paintings_ sh
Creekside
24 x 30 in
$ 4,000
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Afternoon Sail_ Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat paintin
Afternoon Sail
16 x 20 in
Sold
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Sailing Day_ nautical_ boats_ boat_ sailboats_ harbor_ pastels_ blue_ cool_ charleston_ lowcountry_ sailing_ water
Sailing Day!
48 x 12 in
Sold
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Sailing Days_ boats_ harbors_ sailboats_ blue_ pastel_ fine art_ plein air_ charleston_ south carolina_ original oil_ low country_ lowcountry_ harbor_ sailing_ Isle of Palms_ Charleston Harbor_ Wild D
Sailing Days
30 x 24 in
Sold
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Shrimping Boats
Shrimping Boats
20 x 24 in
Sold
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Shrimping Boats_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat paintin
Shrimping Boats
20 x 24 in
Sold
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Southern Shrimpers_ nautical_ boats_ harbors_ shrimp_ low country_ lowcountry_ south carolina_ fishing_ shrimping_ plein air_ finea rt_ original oil_
Karen  Hewitt Hagan Special Commission
Special Commission
38 x 38 in
Sold
Karen  Hewitt Hagan The Sea Raven_Boats_ harbors_ abstract impressionism_ nautical_ reflection_ Lowcountry_ Low Country_ South Carolina_ Charleston_ Shem Creek_ fine art_ original oil_ boat paintings_ sail boat paintings
The Sea Raven
24 x 30 in
Sold

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Karen  Hewitt Hagan

Karen Hewitt Hagan

Karen Hewitt Hagan Biography

"She has an innate sense of color and composition and when it is coupled with the way she handles the media, magic occurs."   - Quote from Theresa Golas, Director of The Iredell Museums (Statesville, NC)  published in American Art Collector Magazine, August 2006.

Painter Karen Hewitt Hagan is living the quintessential life of an accomplished artist. The Florence, South Carolina native teaches plein air painting in Italy, the Bahamas, and France. She also owns the Hagan Fine Art Gallery and Studio in downtown Charleston, displaying her work alongside the paintings of artists from far-away lands such as Russia & Germany. Her own works are collected nationally as well and are in the permanent collection of fine resorts like The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island. Though she’s traveled the world, lived aboard a boat (aptly named Plein Air) for over 8 years, she says Charleston continues to be her calm, stable source of inspiration.

“If I were marooned in just one place on earth, I’d want it to be Charleston. It’s nirvana here…funky, very close knit among the artists. We all collaborate a lot, share models and paint together. That’s inspiring in itself, but to get to do that in a city that is filled with such stunning light and beauty is way beyond what anyone could hope for.”

You might be surprised to learn that Hagan’s first memory of painting was when the artist was 32 years old—a relatively late age to find and pursue your passion. She describes her paintings as “painterly, loose, and juicy. They’re colorful, and hopefully, full of light. I guess most people call me an impressionistic landscape painter, but I resist putting titles on myself because I always want to explore. And while I hold true to traditional drawing and compositional methods, I want to experiment and push the boundaries of painting.”

Hagan is also a breast cancer survivor. That ordeal drastically changed her perspective on her life and work. “I’ve had a whole lot of challenges and changes in the last few years; moving back to dry land, becoming single and going through breast cancer.  I’ve found that my paintings always follow my heart, and what’s happening with my emotions usually flows through my brush.  I’m in a really good place now and feel very grateful to be healthy, happy, and painting every day!” says Hagan.  -- WORDS: MARCUS AMAKER , ART MAG (Charleston, SC)

Karen Hewitt Hagan Statement

"The Southern Landscape - I see it as a quickly changing canvas.  Most precious and yet the most exploited. I'm especially inspired by the pristine coastal landscapes that lace between our barrier islands and the sea. It's where I feel at home with my easel. And I'm very interested in the change that is happening around this area so quickly. Some of my favorite subjects are the unspoiled areas on the rustic edges of rural life.  I view our coastal landscape in the South with mixed feelings as development companies embrace conservation and natural resource preservation, all while they are still developing raw lands as quickly as possible.  My vision of the South through my painter's eye is a double image, one of richness in heritage of unspoiled lands, long marsh views, freshly turned farm fields, pristine beaches and abounding wilderness paired with the access to this richness through newly developed marinas, home sites and neighborhoods that fringe these areas. My work encompasses both the old and the new. I love nothing more than painting the quiet marsh-lands or a field in new bloom. It's my passion to paint these areas...preserving yesterday's & tomorrow's view – one canvas at a time."  

Karen Hewitt Hagan Resumé

One Woman Museum Shows
Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory NC - 2009
The Iredell Museums, Statesville NC – 2006

Recent Corporate Collections
The Sanctuary Resort at Kiawah Island, The Island House at Seabrook Island, Hatteras Yachts,  Figure 8 Island Yacht Club , NC, Abaco Beach Club, City Marina of Charleston, The Village at Isle of Palms.

Selected Publications
Karen Hewitt Hagan, American Impressionist  (published 2007) & The Enchantment of Charleston; Original Oil Paintings of Karen Hewitt Hagan, Book published by Morton Arts Media;  *Due out 2012.
Coastal Living Magazine – Art on The Docks Feature, October 2007
American Art Collector  Magazine - August 2006 - Feature Article on Iredell Museums Show
American Art Collector  Magazine - July  2006 - Collectable Marine Artists Feature
Plein Air Magazine, Studio Visit Feature - September 2006 

Teaching & European Travel Holidays for Artists & Friends
Karen has taught plein air painting classes in Charleston, Italy, France and the Bahamas. Her next European workshop is planned for summer of 2012 in Tuscany, Italy. The trips include accommodations, meals, wine and instruction. Non-painting friends welcome.  Details available online or call 843-754-0494.

Education
Bachelor of Arts: College of Journalism, The University of South Carolina, Columbia SC, 1983
Gibbes Museum Studio School, (Workshops) Charleston SC, Scottsdale Artist School / Offsite Vermont Class
Armory Arts Center; W. Palm Beach, FL, Independent  Painting and Drawing Workshops & Classes across the US, Critique by Charleston artist, John C. Doyle.

Selected Honors & Shows
Telfair Museum of Art Juried Exhibition, November 2010, Southeastern Wildlife Exhibition, Charleston SC 2010 & 2011
Landscape The Continuum, City Art Gallery, Greenville 2010, One Woman Show with The Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory NC 2009 (Hosted by patrons Andy & Suzanne Wells), One Woman Show; Iredell Museums, Statesville NC 2006
Award of Excellence: COPA Paint Out; 2004, Honorable Mention Award: COPA Paint Out; 2004
Merit Award: Piccolo Spoleto: 2002, Florence Museum Silver Anniversary Exhibition, 2002 
Honorable Mention Award: Juried Exhibition Spoleto USA, Carmel Art Festival Plein Air Painting Competition, Carmel, California, Best and The Brightest Show, 2001 - Scottsdale, Arizona

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