BY SCOTTIE TAYLOR IVERSONCOMMUNITY EDITOR
Karen Allen recently donated three of her horse paintings to The Village Club – a club to which she, her husband Doug and her family belonged for many years while residents of Cherry Hills Village. She is from Virginia and her natural love of horses began as a child. The paintings displayed at the club were created from photos Karen took while riding with the Deep Run Hunt.
She holds a Master of Art and Humanities and was a member of the Arts Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives where she introduced the arts of the world in various embassies to Congress. Many will remember her as an innovative art teacher at Cherry Creek High School and Littleton High School. She has shown her work locally as well as in Botswana, Africa and Europe and was the artist for National Geographic travel for the Copper Canyon, Mexico. She continues to paint various subject matter including landscape, people and wildlife in southern Florida where she maintains a home near the beach. She is very proud of her work on Nazi War Art and starting a national program for high school students to hang a piece of art in our nation’s Capitol for a year. Her creative and entrepreneurial genes were passed along to her children and grandchildren.
The Village Club is a unique, family-oriented, member-owned, non-profit Colorado Corporation with deep history since 1927. The ten-acre property boasting horse stables, an outdoor riding arena, an Olympic-size swimming pool, six tennis courts and a platform tennis court is nestled in the heart of pastoral Cherry Hills Village. The historic stone clubhouse was designed by renowned architect Temple Hoyne Buell.
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