Karen Varsha is an Atlanta artist. Her current work as a still-life photographer is influenced by her work photographing people and culture in Atlanta. Her work focuses on florals that simulate paintings.
Her interest in photography began at an early age when she received a camera for summer camp and continued taking photos through college at the University of Ga where she majored in art. Classes from Mary Ellen Mark and Joyce Tennyson inspired her growth.

She opened a studio at the Goat Farm, a well-known arts center in Atlanta. When her husband received a cancer diagnosis and the Covid quarantine was in effect all in the same month, she was forced to work at home.
Her new Florals Still Life work began as a reaction to the covid quarantine and her husband’s treatment for cancer. Photography provided an outlet for her grief. She found it in these prints which make her joyful and give her hope.

Karen exhibits her work in local juried shows and recently displayed at the Swan House Gallery, Atlanta Photography Airport Show, and Marietta Cobb Museum of Art.
See her work on Instagram @karenvarshaphotography and on her website www.karenvarshaphotography.com .