Karen ‘Kay’ Fontenot is a Lake Charles, Louisiana native who attended McNeese and moved to Houston in 1991. She worked with Johnson & Wurzer P.C. for eight years until she transferred to Cabot Oil and Gas. There, she received numerous promotions that led to a career as a Geoscience Technician. She found her passion in 2010, when she began oil painting under the tutelage of Houston artist Candy Tangney. She says that working with her classmates and Tangney helped her cultivate her own style which focuses on proportions and a very liberal use of color.
Some of my work
Here are some of my most recent pieces. Art that is for sale can be found on my Etsy store.
‘Jade in Winter’ is a delightful portrait of Jade, a high fan of winter, who is excited for the first opportunity of the season to wear her favorite yellow sweater and matching hat!
‘Pink Hydrangeas’ is the second work of hydrangeas I’ve done. A niece of mine requested a hydrangea piece and, after finishing it, realized how much I enjoy painting these very special flowers. This piece is oil on cotton.
“Tree Planted By the River” is a dramatic oil with gold leaf on wrap canvas. A strong tree with deep roots, this piece is a reference to the Blessed man in Psalm 1.