Karen is a professional sand sculptor with 19 years experience.
She began her sculpting career at the age of 14 in a pottery studio in Guelph, Ontario in 1983. In 1994, a professional sand sculptor hired her to help him on a small sand sculpture in a local mall. Karen was immediately addicted and spent the next 4 years learning the rudiments of sand sculpture while still working full time in restaurants.
In 1998 she entered her first international contest and by 2001 she was working full time as a free-lance sculptor. Her work takes her around the world, collaborating and competing with many fantastic sculptors and friends at fabulous competitions and exhibitions.
To date, Karen has competed in 100 masters level sand sculpture contests and is a 4 time World Champion and 5 time North American Champion.
Chity Chitty Bang Bang is Karens third carve at SandWorld, she wanted to capture the charm and innocence of Chitty Chitty and we think she got it spot on!
- 100 Master Level competitions.
- 4 times World Champ.
- 5 times North American Champ.
- 19 years experience.