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St. John Artist Karen Samuel popped her head out of her shop in Coral Bay to greet us when we pulled up outside.

Her tiny pink and green converted trailer is an oasis of beauty and creativity. We stepped inside and moved quickly into the business of looking around.

Ooohs and ahhhs poured from our mouths as our eyes fell on each piece of Karen’s work.Her shop includes a studio with finished artwork as well as works in progress, giving onlookers a glimpse of the masterpieces that lay ahead.

Karen is also an incredible fashion designer. Hand made designs from her various fashion shows hang on display racks for sale. Stunning pieces made from bright kente cloth and modern looks with muted tones show her range of creativity.

Karen is easily one of the most loved and admired artists in the Virgin Islands. Her work is featured in books, publications and public spaces across the territory. Karen’s shop is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1-5 pm. We are honored to show Karen Samuel’s artwork in the Windspree art gallery.

See Karen Samuel’s Facebook page for more artwork by St. John local artist.

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