Karen Lastre

Karen Lastre - "Carnival Purple" Expressionist Painting of a Female Figure, 2005



Oil Pastel and Acrylic Paint


Purple expressionist painting of a female figure in a white dress. The painting is a part of the series titled "The Venetian Series Portal VI." The painting is signed by the artist on the bottom left corner, as well as titled, dated and signed on the back of the canvas. Canvas is not framed.

Artist Biography

Karen Lastre was born in St. Paul, MN in 1940. She moved to Texas in 1965 where she began to work as a painter in 1969. She has been influenced by the color field abstract expressionist works like Mark Rothko. Her work has been purchased by private collectors throughout the United States and Europe. In 1994 she was a Merit Award at the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville. She worked in a studio in Mid-Town at Art Square Studios. She showed her work in Dallas at the Mary Tomas Gallery where she had a individual show in 2011. She has recently passed in 2018.


H 42 in. x W 46 in. x D 1 in.