Karen Sioson developed her interest in watercolor back in the 1990s while studying Interior Design at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Q.C. Watercolor caught her attention particularly because she had difficulty with it. It became a quest to understand and tame the medium. The study, observation and experimentation continues to this day with her focus now more on learning how to let the pigment and water play on the paper. What started as a hobby has since turned into a career in art for Karen. In 2010, she started displaying and selling her art from her home studio under the business name Karen Michele Sioson Fine Art.
The internet also has made it possible for Karen to connect with other artists who share the same passion for watercolors both local and abroad. In 2011, Karen was invited to be part of the International Watercolor Society. She currently heads the Philippine chapter of the International Watercolor Society which she helped established in 2014. She has participated in numerous international festivals and exhibitions since then.
Karen is actively promoting watercolor art in her country and is a founding member of the Philippine Guild of Watercolorists.
CURRENT PROJECTS and ASSOCIATIONS
International Watercolor Society Philippines – Founder, Country Head
Philippine Guild of Watercolorists – Founding Member
Watercolor Learning Portal
Yellow Canna, watercolor