Karen Blair




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Tichenor & Thorp Architects are featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Magazine.

Everyday Virtuosity – A quintessentially Southern California manse is artistically reimagined for the director of the J. Paul Getty Museum

"A portrait hangs above a mantle in the master suite. The fireplace's surround is adorned with newly installed Andalusian tiles. The lady of the house, Tina Brand, sat for artist Karen Blair."

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Karen is a proud supporter of Second Street Gallery

Second Street Gallery's mission is to enliven Virginia through access to the best in contemporary art and artists: to inspire new ways of thinking, seeing, and doing.


Making the most of the 2015 Southern Living Idea House near Charlottesville
Washington Post

“Looking for some design inspiration? A showhouse that celebrates Southern style, decorated by Bunny Williams, opens Saturday in North Garden, Va., just southwest of Charlottesville.”

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Practice Makes Perfect
Virginia Living

“Blair is constantly observing the world, employing not just her eyes, but all her senses. When out in nature, she notes wind, temperature, moisture, birdsong, smells, etc., incorporating all these aspects into her impression of a place. Her aim is to produce a fully fleshed-out representation of her subject, and capture its essence in a more powerful way than an exact replication ever could.”


Warm welcome: Group show at McGuffey invites colorful observations

“I love Karen Blair’s riotous flower paintings that seem to explode with vernal energy.”


Karen is a proud supporter of The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

VCCA advances the arts by providing a creative space in which our best national and international artists produce their finest literature, visual art and music. In 2008 Karen received the Reynolds Foundation Grant for her Artist Residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.


Karen is a proud supporter of The Visual Arts Center of Richmond

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is a community arts center that has been helping adults and children explore their creativity and make great art since 1963.


Karen is a proud supporter of the International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.


Karen is a proud suppoerter of the New City Arts Initiative + The Haven

New City Arts Initiative is a collaborative non-profit fostering engagement with the arts in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Karen is a proud supporter of the Women's Initiative

The mission of The Women’s Initiative is to provide women with effective counseling, social support and education so they can transform life challenges into positive change and growth.


Karen is a proud supporter of Waynesboro Area Refuge Ministry

The purpose of WARM is to provide support, temporary shelter or housing, and community development for homeless adults and families in the Waynesboro & Augusta County areas of Virginia. WARM's services are delivered through a winter shelter for homeless adults and a beautiful transitional housing facility for homeless women with children.