Karen Lastre

Karen Lastre - "Tango on Tuesday" Red and Blue Colorfield after Mark Rothko, 2005



Acrylic Paint and Oil Pastel


Light red, dark red, and light blue colorfield painting in the style of Mark Rothko's work. The painting is from the "Series Connections Soundings VI." Painting was started in 2002 and revisited in 2005. The artist signed, titled, and dated the work 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 60 in. x W 48 in. x D 1.5 in.