Karen Lastre

"Sounding IV" Purple, Orange, and Yellow Abstract Expressionist Painting 2007



Acrylic on canvas


Large abstract expressionist painting influenced by Mark Rothko that consists of purple, orange, and yellow tones. This painting is a part of the artist's series "Sounds From Within." The musical score "Vivaldi Summer / Concerto in G Minor, op. 8, No. 2, RV 315. “Summer” I- Allegro non molto" is also noted on the back, likely the inspiration for the work. Signed, titled and dated by the artist on reverse. Canvas is not framed, but options are available.

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 an individual show in 2011. She has recently passed in 2018.


Height: 60 in. (152.4 cm)Width: 48 in. (121.92 cm)Depth: 1.75 in. (4.45 cm)