Winner, The Richard and Mary Schroeder Portrait Award, 2002, The Copley Society of Boston for Mother & Daughter.
Portrait Society of America Annual Competition, 1999, Washington DC for portrait
of Zabie Nields.
Special Recognition Award,
for portrait of Grayson Gibbs, 1998
International Juried Portraits Only Competition, Washington
Society of Portrait Artists, Washington, D. C.
First Prize, for portrait
of Grayson Gibbs, American Society of
Portrait Artists 1997 Portrait Arts Festival Competition,
Best Portfolio, American
Society of Portrait Artists 1997 Portrait Arts Festival Competition,
People's Choice Award, 1997 Regional Jurors' Choice Competition at the Thorne-Sagendorf Art
Gallery in Keene, New Hampshire
Karin Wells is an artist of amazing versatility. She graduated with honors from both the New
England School of Art and Design, Boston, 1965, and the Butera School of Art, Boston, 1986. Karin has enjoyed
a career as an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator and sign painter. She also taught Life Drawing and
Painting for many years. She has most recently studied for three years at The New England School of Classical
Painting in Greenfield, New Hampshire, under the direction of Numael Pulido.
and photographs of special value can be copied in oils. Karin Wells painted this picture of The Calmody
Children after a painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence.
To expand her craft, Karin has traveled throughout Europe studying the Old Masters. Her art reflects the deep
influence of these great works. Karin demonstrates a remarkable facility for likeness and for the use of light.
The artist is a member of The American Society of Portrait Artists, Portrait Society of America, The Portrait
Society of Atlanta, and The Copley Society of Boston.