Recent Acquisitions – University of Lethbridge 2023

A good number of Karen’s Rural Prairie Communities series watercolors are included in the exhibit “Recent Acquisitions”, in the Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess Gallery (Hess Gallery) from May 25 through to October 14, 2023.

Information about the exhibit can be found on the U. of L. Art Gallery website:

Karen Brownlee’s watercolour paintings from the Rural Prairie Communities series employ a similar sense of whimsy through her use of fantastical colours to create both visual interest and a strong sense of cohesion in her oeuvre. Her many iterations of the sublime role of the grain elevator in the prairie landscape conveys a sense of place for those familiar with rural Alberta living.

Curator: David Smith
Stavely grain Elevator #5 Demolishing the elevator