Monsters by Karen Sim

Art is a form of storytelling: building worlds through characters, creatures, environments, and emotions.

Karen Sim, the artist.

Karen currently resides on Vancouver Island with her photographer husband, 2 pet snakes, a growing number of diminutive houseplants, and a collection of overflowing bookcases. Karen holds post-secondary degrees in Fine Art, English Literature, and Business, and draws her inspiration from a wide array of subjects and disciplines, from psychology, biology, and history, to folklore, literary theory, and music.

Illustration, fantasy, creature / 
character design, concept work.

Primary Medium
Graphite pencil, coloured pencil, 
oil paint, digital media

Please take a look through the galleries for a selection of my work, check out the blog for latest additions and news, and join the community and conversation on social media for updates and process work.


New works, updates, and events!

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