Karen L. Samuel
Karen L. Samuel is an acclaimed artist who is native to the island of St. John, United States Virgin Islands. She is the recipient of the Governor’s Excellence in the Arts Award, the Territory’s highest award for artists. Ms. Samuel utilizes a variety of media, including oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolor to illustrate the natural and material aspects of the landscape and culture of her native home. Ms. Samuel is a designer of both fabric and clothing and is known for her work in quilting and clothing construction. Her artwork is featured in several local, national and international collections. She has illustrated The Blessing of Rain and Other Poems and Why Transfer Day Anyway? Ms. Samuel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University and is on the faculty of St. John School of the Arts.