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Karen Lorena Parker

illustration of Democrats or Republican aside --corporate greed attacks  230 years of impartial American justice. This vintage retro poster pays homage to The Attack of the 50ft Woman when aliens used to be the scariest threat! 
  Weighing the scales of both sides to achieve greatness,justice should never feel threatened by our modern world.
   This work gives importance to the real hero,  Optimism. We must prevail over obstruction of justice -- not blindsided by a large Trump tie.
illustration of Architectural rendering of a new building that used natural gas. Commissioned by FortisBC as a gift to Polygon Homes in Vancouver Canada. This  warmer feeling of homes heated by natural gas and the commitment to natural green energy by builders, developers and suppliers. Corporate gift.
illustration of NRA Question Period illustrates the romantic American Dream. Pinup/Rockwell style, Parker shows the freedom of everyone to own a gun, and the NRA's solution to school massacres in a poignant beautiful painting.
illustration of Wolf drawing in line art style for inspirational quotes
illustration of Digital illustration of the watershed parks in Canada, was made for a 15 x 7' booth at Party for the Planet event. This piece was commissioned to include all the important vegetation, fish spawning cycle and water filtration to explain to children and youth the importance of environment to the spawning cycle of Salmon.
illustration of DJ illustration for diversity and youth. Line drawing with movement, and simple colors for various printing products and promotions. Lively silhouette and modern cartoon style for children city event.
illustration of Childhood sunlit illustration of catching frogs at Trout Lake. Loose, gestural story telling moment of sunshine, lakes, and memoirs of what children do best.  Special moments of interaction between child and nature, care for the environment, animals and how we care for them.
illustration of Concept art for the short film, this father is a soldier in World War 1. The government marketed the idea of sending soldiers a care package of cigarettes, making the title, Send Us Smokes.
Romantic, vintage view of mood and lighting in this film about a family in war. Less politicized and more about human connection.
illustration of Concept art for short film, Send Us Smokes. Set in World War 1, Adelaide give this story a family, personal point of view. The marketing of sending soldiers smokes as a thoughtful present in the Great War times. Retro vintage style imagery of a simpler childhood era. A young girl with her golden retriever sends packages to her dad.
illustration of Concept art for the short film Send Us Smokes, the lighting and mood of the the trenches in World War 1 was captured in this retro illustration.
The feeling of family, connection and how a young girl felt about her father at war is the premise of this film, vs a politicized glamourization.
illustration of Retro girls and their best friends -- dogs -- spend leisurely days doing their favorite things together. Pug and a fashion savvy woman enjoying the day in a 50s inspired modern day vintage way. BFFs in these candid daily lifestyle moments are fun quick sketches that feel fresh and emotionally engaging. 
vintage female. retro leisure. dog walk.
illustration of Vintage illustration of the romance of travel. 50s inspired work of stewardesses of a time when travel on a DC-3 airplane was a luxury and aviation was leisure experience of different cultures. A retro woman inspired, this female impressionistic illustration has fine art quality with romantic distortions as your mind engages in a memory of days past.
illustration of From a Procrastination Standpoint, today has been wildly successful! This Vogue style illustration of a retro female doing favorite things with Canine Couture. French Bulldog and Best Friend vintage female relax and daydream in luxury. Because who wouldn't be in their best 50s inspired gown on a day like today?
illustration of Pomeranian and best friend have a day at the hair salon in this vintage retro illustration. Bff can spend hours together enjoying leisure time, and the romance of the 50s era in a candid shot of women doing what they love in a beautiful way.
illustration of Downtown elderly couple walk in a nostalgic black and white painted photograph. Creamy acrylic paint and and gestural qualities in this fine art style of romantic leisure time between old friends.
illustration of Line drawing of dog leaping.
illustration of Party for the Planet event, this piece was a commissioned illustration for the carpet for the booth. Salmon habitat and the importance of clean water, and the watershed were a learning opportunity for children and parents. Branding City of Parks, Surrey BC Canada and an educational experience for our environment.
illustration of Whimsical floral illustration of childlike happiness.
illustration of Vintage retro stickers of aviation themed coffee.
illustration of Softly illustrated portrait of baby girl.
illustration of Illustrative coy pond in reflective and refractive color.
illustration of Digital female illustration with whimsical hair and movement.
illustration of Portrait of two sisters.
illustration of Blue toned lights frame an illustrated dancer mid pose at a Rave.
illustration of Charcoal fresh sketch of male grin.
illustration of Delicate illustration of a child pilot in a biplane.
illustration of Dolphin Robots protect this child environment as they land in an whale of a spaceship. Stars are underwater and in outerspace in a narrative scene.
illustration of Illustration line art for an vintage Douglas Motorbike.

Profile

Karen Lorena Parker chooses a poignant, romantic way of expressing today's culture. A retro vintage style woman in contemporary times or loose artistic brushwork for an active child; her impressionistic digital illustration or expressive traditional fine art media would suit a gallery canvas. Over 20 years experience provides clients with a mindful dialogue, rich resource of styles, and a mature approach to deadlines. Her goal is insightful, emotionally engaging work that only experience can create. Intuitive, with intrinsic humane qualities, her atmospheric romantic environments are quickly executed in an experienced design process. Story driven, her characters have depth and connect to your audience. From quick concepts, an hour mockup to a more nuanced, artistically driven end product shows a commitment to deadlines and iterations. Your final product has timeless undertones that will be a memory point clients feel for years to come. instagram: @bremerpark

Style/Techniques

Abstract, Acrylic, Airbrush, Animation, Black & White, Caricature, Cartoon, Charcoal, Colored Pencil, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Fine Art, Graphic, Impressionistic, Line, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Painterly, Pastel, Pencil, Photoillustration, Realism, Stylized, Watercolor, Floral, Whimsical, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment, Crayon, Anime, Chalkboard

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Celebrities, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Corporate, Editorial, Family, Fantasy, Fashion/Cosmetics, Futuristic, Historical, Landscape, Leisure, Nature, Packaging, People, Political, Portrait, Romance, Science, Scientific, Toys & Games, Travel, Web Illustration, Americana, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Youth, Environmental, Financial, Urban, Branding