ARTIST, KAREN LEEDS is a painter, focusing primarily on vivid abstract imagery to convey complex emotions and feelings. Her mediums include acrylic, oil pastel, and dyes on silk. The Phoenix Sheraton includes one of Karen's silks as part of their prestigious permanent collection. In 2008, Karen's work was on display in Kansas City as part of a citywide celebration and recognition of Contemporary Women in the Arts. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art featured Karen's studio as part of their 2006 Working Artist's Studio Tour. Karen has received many honors, been part of numerous exhibitions, and has patrons throughout the United States and Canada. Her "Art, Courage & Creativity" workshops have attracted hundreds of attendees and her passion for how the expressive arts, neuropsychology, spirituality and social awareness interrelate continue to drive extensive personal research in these dynamic fields of study.