Karen has studied fine arts, graphic design and architectural stone carving giving her a unique background and set of skills for the carvings she does today. She has been commissioned for public works, private signs, and a variety of memorials. Her work is carved by hand with mallets and chisels and she works in a variety of stone including slate, limestone, sandstone and soapstone. Karen also works as a stone mason which has expanded her knowledge base and skill set even further.