Karen Benco



I have been painting in watercolor for over 20 years and have won numerous awards in juried and judged shows. When I was younger, I took a few classes at Baum Art School and Barnstone Studios. The Barnstone classes were tough, but they taught me that art takes a lot of discipline and drive.

In 2008 I gained signature status through the Philadelphia Water Color Society and in 2009 for the PA Watercolor Society. I have appeared in the “International Artist Magazine” twice in 2009 for a Landscape painting finalist and also a flower painting finalist. One of those paintings was accepted as a finalist in the Watercolor Magazine 2009 summer issue. The North Rim also appeared in the Splash 11 book that came out in June 2010. In March 2011 my entry into the American Watercolor Society placed with an award and in the summer of 2012 that same painting appeared in the Splash 13 book. In 2013 appeared in June/July Issue of International Artist’s magazine as a featured artist with a few page spread. I first started painting florals, but my recent love is painting rocks and water and the designs that I see in them.