Karen Tusinski

Poppy Kingdom

Poppy Kingdom
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 60, $6800

Tulips and Coffee

Tulips and Coffee
Oil on Canvas, 40 x 40, $5600

Blue Seacoast Poppies

Blue Seacoast Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 40 x 40, $5600

White Poppies

White Poppies
Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 80 Diptych, $10,000

Pebble Beach No.82

  Pebble Beach No.82
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 36

Around We Go

  Around We Go
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30

Seashore Poppies

  Seashore Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 24

Pebble Beach No.79

  Pebble Beach No.79
Oil on Canvas, 18 x 48

White Poppies in Silver Vase

  White Poppies in Silver Vase
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 24

Bright White Poppies

  Bright White Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30

White Poppies Near Window

  White Poppies Near Window
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36

Lotus Pods

Lotus Pods
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 20, $2600

Blue Poppies Behind Fence

  Blue Poppies Behind Fence
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36

Blue Poppies by The Shore

  Blue Poppies by The Shore
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 24

Oranges No. 7

  Oranges No. 7
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30

Floating Blue Poppies

  Floating Blue Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36

Poppy Field No. 19

  Poppy Field No. 19
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 48

On The Side White Poppies

  On The Side White Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36

Dutch Tulips

  Dutch Tulips
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30

Oranges No.4

  Oranges No.4
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40

Still Life With Blue Ladder

  Still Life With Blue Ladder
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48

Poppyfield No.15

  Poppyfield No.15
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48

Oranges No.5

  Oranges No.5
Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30

Clayworks Surprise

  Clayworks Surprise
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 30

Orange for Ollie

  Orange for Ollie
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 24

Spectacle No.2

  Spectacle No.2
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 30

Spectacle No.3

  Spectacle No.3
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 24

Bordeaux Poppyfield

  Bordeaux Poppyfield
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 60

Poppyfield Against White

  Poppyfield Against White
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 24

Horizontal Poppy Field

  Horizontal Poppy Field
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 30

Blue Poppies for You

  Blue Poppies for You
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 30

A Bundle of Poppies

  A Bundle of Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 24

Poppies

  Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 24

Seven Orange Poppies

  Seven Orange Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48

Poppies in Stripe Vase on Antique Table

  Poppies in Stripe Vase on Antique Table
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 48

O's

  O's
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30

One Red Bowl with Four White Bowls

  One Red Bowl with Four White Bowls
Oil on Canvas, 21 x 51

White Poppies

  White Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30

Poppies in Blue Diamond Bowl

  Poppies in Blue Diamond Bowl
Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30

Daffodils in Blue

  Daffodils in Blue
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 24

Dormant Poppy Pods

  Dormant Poppy Pods
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 30

Poppies in Metallic Bowl

  Poppies in Metallic Bowl
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48

Poppies

  Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 30

Two Elongated Vases with White Tulips

  Two Elongated Vases with White Tulips
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 36

Poppies in Yellow Room

  Poppies in Yellow Room
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36

White Buds in Brass Pot

  White Buds in Brass Pot
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24

Three Bowls Over Poppies

  Three Bowls Over Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 48

Seeds

  Seeds
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 60

Poppies Against Blue

  Poppies Against Blue
Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30

Poppyfield VIII

  Poppyfield VIII
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48

Poppies in Between Gold

  Poppies in Between Gold
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40

Only Blue Poppies

  Only Blue Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36

Yellow Buds I

  Yellow Buds I
Oil and Graphite on Canvas, 48 x 36

Yellow Buds II

  Yellow Buds II
Oil and Graphite on Canvas, 48 x 36

Passing Through

  Passing Through
Oil and Graphite on Canvas , 36 x 60

Elysian Poppies

  Elysian Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 60

Cape Ann Poppy Garden

  Cape Ann Poppy Garden
Oil on Canvas, 40 x 40

Tulips

  Tulips
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 48

Summertime Poppies

Summertime Poppies

Poppyfield V

  Poppyfield V
Oil and Graphite on Canvas, 36 x 48

Poppyfield VII

  Poppyfield VII
Oil and Graphite on Canvas , 36 x 60

Poppies x's 2

  Poppies x's 2
Oil and Graphite on Canvas , 48 x 24

Poppies x's 2 (right side)

  Poppies x's 2 (right side)
Oil and Graphite on Canvas, 48 x 24

In The Wild

  In The Wild
Oil and Graphite on Canvas , 48 x 36

Cadmium Poppies

  Cadmium Poppies
Oil and Graphite on Canvas , 36 x 36

Framed Poppies

  Framed Poppies
Oil and Graphite on Canvas , 48 x 36

Orange Buds

Orange Buds

Poppies-On Going

  Poppies-On Going
Oil and Graphite on Canvas, 36 x 60

Hybrid

  Hybrid
Oil and Graphite on Canvas, 48 x 48

For Guests

  For Guests
Oil and Graphite on Canvas, 30 x 30

Jonquils

  Jonquils
Oil on Canvas, 60 x 36

Poppies in Urn on Tile

  Poppies in Urn on Tile
Oil on Canvas, Oil on Canvas

Mixed Seasonal Still LIfe

  Mixed Seasonal Still LIfe
Oil on Canvas, Oil on Canvas

Fantasy Poppy Bouquet

  Fantasy Poppy Bouquet
Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30

Pop II

  Pop II
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 30

Pop VI

  Pop VI
Oil on Canvas, 60 x 36

Poppy Pods Direct

  Poppy Pods Direct
Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30

Poppy Ring

Poppy Ring

Morning Glories in Order

  Morning Glories in Order
Oil on Canvas, Oil on Canvas

January Poppies

  January Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 48

The Classical Arrangement

  The Classical Arrangement
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48

Bountiful

  Bountiful
Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30

Anna's Bowls by Chance

  Anna's Bowls by Chance
Oil on Canvas, 60 x 48

10 Poppies

  10 Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 20

Poppies from the Garden

  Poppies from the Garden
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40

Peso Poppy I

  Peso Poppy I
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48

Peso Poppy II

  Peso Poppy II
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48

May's Arrangement

  May's Arrangement
Oil on Canvas, Oil on Canvas

Dizzying Daffodils

  Dizzying Daffodils
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36

Spring Time Poppy Bouquet

  Spring Time Poppy Bouquet
Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30

Moroccan Poppy Buds with Mosaic Table

  Moroccan Poppy Buds with Mosaic Table
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30

Dining Room Table with Poppy Arrangement

  Dining Room Table with Poppy Arrangement
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 36

Trillium Arrangement

  Trillium Arrangement
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48

Six Bowls with Poppies

  Six Bowls with Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 36

Shifting Poppy Buds

  Shifting Poppy Buds
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24

Queen Anne's Lace with Buds Still Life

  Queen Anne's Lace with Buds Still Life
Oil on Canvas, 20 x 20

Poppy Buds with Glass Bottle

  Poppy Buds with Glass Bottle
Oil on Canvas, 12 x 24

Oceanic Poppy Buds

  Oceanic Poppy Buds
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30

In the Kitchen

  In the Kitchen
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40

Dragon Flowers

  Dragon Flowers
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 24

September's Arrangement

  September's Arrangement
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 24

Queen Anne's Lace

  Queen Anne's Lace
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 48

Piano with Poppies

  Piano with Poppies
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 40

Poppy Still Life on Chrome Ledge

  Poppy Still Life on Chrome Ledge
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 30

Composed

  Composed
Mixed Media on Canvas, 16 x 20

Promise

  Promise
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30 unframed

Sunlit Vase with Blue Poppies

  Sunlit Vase with Blue Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 24 unframed

Sting of Poppies

  Sting of Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 42 x 52 unframed

Poppy Buds

  Poppy Buds
Oil on Canvas, 36 x 24 unframed

Floating Poppies

  Floating Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 48 unframed

Zen Poppies with Red Vase

  Zen Poppies with Red Vase
Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24 unframed

Studio Poppies

  Studio Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24 unframed

Runaway Poppies

  Runaway Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30 unframed

Poppy Silhouette

  Poppy Silhouette
Oil on Canvas, 20 x 24 unframed

Poppies from Tuscany

  Poppies from Tuscany
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40 unframed

Poppies for Library

  Poppies for Library
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24 unframed

Oceans Edge

  Oceans Edge
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30 unframed

November Fog

  November Fog
Oil on Canvas, 20 x 20 unframed

Moroccan Poppies

  Moroccan Poppies
Oil on Canvas, 12 x 24 unframed

Jill's Poppies

  Jill's Poppies
Oil on Canvas, Oil on Canvas

Isolated Bouquet

  Isolated Bouquet
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 30 unframed

Ethereal Arrangement

  Ethereal Arrangement
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40 unframed

Dining Room Arrangement

  Dining Room Arrangement
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30 unframed

Poppy Kingdom thumbnail
Tulips and Coffee thumbnail
Blue Seacoast Poppies thumbnail
White Poppies thumbnail
Pebble Beach No.82 thumbnail
Around We Go thumbnail
Seashore Poppies thumbnail
Pebble Beach No.79 thumbnail
White Poppies in Silver Vase thumbnail
Bright White Poppies thumbnail
White Poppies Near Window thumbnail
Lotus Pods thumbnail
Blue Poppies Behind Fence thumbnail
Blue Poppies by The Shore thumbnail
Oranges No. 7 thumbnail
Floating Blue Poppies thumbnail
Poppy Field No. 19 thumbnail
On The Side White Poppies thumbnail
Dutch Tulips thumbnail
Oranges No.4 thumbnail
Still Life With Blue Ladder thumbnail
Poppyfield No.15 thumbnail
Oranges No.5 thumbnail
Clayworks Surprise thumbnail
Orange for Ollie thumbnail
Spectacle No.2  thumbnail
Spectacle No.3 thumbnail
Bordeaux Poppyfield thumbnail
Poppyfield Against White thumbnail
Horizontal Poppy Field thumbnail
Blue Poppies for You thumbnail
A Bundle of Poppies thumbnail
Poppies thumbnail
Seven Orange Poppies thumbnail
Poppies in Stripe Vase on Antique Table thumbnail
O's thumbnail
One Red Bowl with Four White Bowls thumbnail
White Poppies thumbnail
Poppies in Blue Diamond Bowl thumbnail
Daffodils in Blue thumbnail
Dormant Poppy Pods thumbnail
Poppies in Metallic Bowl thumbnail
Poppies thumbnail
Two Elongated Vases with White Tulips thumbnail
Poppies in Yellow Room thumbnail
White Buds in Brass Pot thumbnail
Three Bowls Over Poppies thumbnail
Seeds thumbnail
Poppies Against Blue thumbnail
Poppyfield VIII thumbnail
Poppies in Between Gold thumbnail
Only Blue Poppies thumbnail
Yellow Buds I thumbnail
Yellow Buds II  thumbnail
Passing Through thumbnail
Elysian Poppies thumbnail
Cape Ann Poppy Garden thumbnail
Tulips thumbnail
Summertime Poppies  thumbnail
Poppyfield V thumbnail
Poppyfield VII thumbnail
Poppies x's 2 thumbnail
Poppies x's 2 (right side) thumbnail
In The Wild thumbnail
Cadmium Poppies thumbnail
Framed Poppies thumbnail
Orange Buds thumbnail
Poppies-On Going thumbnail
Hybrid thumbnail
For Guests thumbnail
Jonquils thumbnail
Poppies in Urn on Tile thumbnail
Mixed Seasonal Still LIfe thumbnail
Fantasy Poppy Bouquet thumbnail
Pop II thumbnail
Pop VI thumbnail
Poppy Pods Direct thumbnail
Poppy Ring thumbnail
Morning Glories in Order thumbnail
January Poppies thumbnail
The Classical Arrangement thumbnail
Bountiful thumbnail
Anna's Bowls by Chance thumbnail
10 Poppies thumbnail
Poppies from the Garden thumbnail
Peso Poppy I thumbnail
Peso Poppy II thumbnail
May's Arrangement thumbnail
Dizzying Daffodils thumbnail
Spring Time Poppy Bouquet thumbnail
Moroccan Poppy Buds with Mosaic Table thumbnail
Dining Room Table with Poppy Arrangement thumbnail
Trillium Arrangement thumbnail
Six Bowls with Poppies thumbnail
Shifting Poppy Buds thumbnail
Queen Anne's Lace with Buds Still Life thumbnail
Poppy Buds with Glass Bottle thumbnail
Oceanic Poppy Buds thumbnail
In the Kitchen thumbnail
Dragon Flowers thumbnail
September's Arrangement thumbnail
Queen Anne's Lace thumbnail
Piano with Poppies thumbnail
Poppy Still Life on Chrome Ledge thumbnail
Composed thumbnail
Promise thumbnail
Sunlit Vase with Blue Poppies thumbnail
Sting of Poppies thumbnail
Poppy Buds thumbnail
Floating Poppies thumbnail
Zen Poppies with Red Vase thumbnail
Studio Poppies thumbnail
Runaway Poppies thumbnail
Poppy Silhouette thumbnail
Poppies from Tuscany thumbnail
Poppies for Library thumbnail
Oceans Edge thumbnail
November Fog thumbnail
Moroccan Poppies thumbnail
Jill's Poppies thumbnail
Isolated Bouquet thumbnail
Ethereal Arrangement thumbnail
Dining Room Arrangement thumbnail

Artist Statement

Karen Tusinski lives and works in the Cape Ann region of Massachusetts. She graduated with her B.F.A. in Painting from Montserrat College of Art in 1998. Her first passion in her work is color relationships. Her palette is balanced, earthy and vibrant. With flat space as her agent, Karen paints images that remind us of the comforts of home. Bowls, vases, bottles, flowers, and textile design serve as shapes to inform/inspire color dynamics. While in the process of painting, Karen challenges herself by playing with the space between and around her subjects; composition is a playground where relationships between space, color, and form develop.

In her work, she often calls upon one of her favorite muses; the fleeting, red bloom of the Poppy flower. Karen uses her imagination to create whimsical and wild arrangements of poppies, grounding them in hearty vessels. Often, she’ll use geometric patterns acting as banners at the base (and occasionally up the sides), of her paintings to further anchor her subjects in space. Her paintings easily tap into joy and the effervescent quality of hope.