Following in the Brandywine tradition, Karen D’Allaird is a classically trained artist that continues to find inspiration from the rural beauty of her native Chester County, Pennsylvania. As a contemporary realist, D’Allaird’s work threads the needle between classical realism and a lively expression of a painterly vision. Her signature style of work utilizes light and color to capture the movement, beauty, and mood of a subject.
D’Allaird has been greatly influenced by brandywine valley's own 19th century artist, William Trost Richards as well as works of contemporary artists like Michael Klein, Jacob Collins and Richard Schmidt. Karen D’Allaird’s work has been a natural progression realizing the value of creativity and individuality in art as well as the important discipline of learning technique. Her work has been sold to private collectors, businesses and hospitals throughout the country.