Karen Lean (b.1977) has been making art in many forms for her entire life. She attended a fine arts high school in Toronto, Canada, majoring in visual art. She was diagnosed with an ASD in her 30s. She works mainly in acrylic and watercolor, but has recently been exploring pen & ink as well as mixed media. Her work ranges from traditional landscape to imaginative representational and abstract works, often with an emphasis on color rather than form. She also has a fiber art practice which includes knit and crochet, with an interest in freeform which is also known as scrumbling. She has displayed her work numerous times with the Artist’s Collaborative and has contributed pieces for auction at the AANE Gala.