Karen Chadbourne – Painter

Karen Chadbourne – Oils, Acrylics

Karen ChadbourneKaren started painting in 1987 with acrylics for about a year, taking classes with Howard Connelly. She started taking oil classes in 1988 from C. Russell Neagle. Falling in love with oils, she continued with that medium, attending classes for over ten years.

Karen is an elected artist member of Lyme Art Association, the oldest continuing art colony in the United States. Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf and Carleton Wiggins were some of the founding members of the American Impressionist movement in Lyme, Connecticut.

She recently moved to Melbourne Beach and is a clinical scientist at Viera Hospital.

“I  enjoy painting mostly landscapes, seascapes, and especially the wetland areas. I consider myself a Contemporary Impressionist and I love the vibrant colors of Florida.”


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Cypress Swamp Acrylic, 30"x24"

Cypress Swamp
Acrylic, 30″x24″



Blue Heron Oil 24"x12"

Blue Heron
Oil, 24″x12″

Reflections Acrylic, 20"x24"

Acrylic, 20″x24″

Art & Antique Gallery in the art district of Eau Gallie (EGAD) which is an “Old Florida” area of Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida, offers many mediums of art such as watercolors, oil paintings, digital art, photography, fiber arts, silk art, pastel paintings, gourd art, pottery, glass, mosaics, sculpture, dolls, jewelry and other unique locally handmade items. Adding a home feeling to our boutique style gallery is the collection of antique furniture and glassware. Our teaching facility, The Courtyard Studio, offers all levels of classes by some of the best known (and loved) artists in the area who share their knowledge of watercolors, oil painting, fiber arts, portraiture, acrylics and other art forms. The Courtyard Studio is available for outside the co-op artists to rent for classes and workshops.