Karen Habbestad [karen habbestad]

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BIOGRAPHY
I owe my early art education to my mother and father. As the daughter of a high-ranking military man, we moved frequently from place to place around the US and Europe. My mother, a tireless art lover, would trundle my sisters and I to all the museums and other art scenes in the places we lived. Galleries, churches, castles?Mother and I and my sisters would hit them all.

Naturally I went into the veterinary profession. But I always kept those early impressions in mind. I started photographing in 1999, mostly horses and other animals. Now I shoot everything within shooting distance. Street stuff mostly because that?s where I live, downtown, in a major metropolitan city.

My interests range from the traditional landscape to portraits, to street abstracts where I find the parts of things more interesting than the whole. I use various formats, film and digital, including 35 mm, medium format, and, recently a 4x5 view camera, with which I continue to learn to see and produce.

GALLERIES

In Maryland

Horses

Stuff

people don't live here anymore

Colors

people do live here

Colorado

2007

2006

PHOTOS

ilovemydogs

the butcher is also the graveyard caretaker

Drain Sprout

o0encephalopathy

3 minis

cuddling

jersey

ladies

pigtail

early morning walk

eavesdropping

foraging

i

OO

loose ring snaffle

tools of the trade

morning II

morning I

morning III

mustang sally

Taco in Winter

grazing under december's setting sun

soft and brown

at my feet

let me in

the back 40

sunset on valentine's day

curiosity killed the cat

sunlight at sunset

meet the woolie family

ma and pa woolie

night time, in the paddock

up off of Ballenger Creek Pike

staircase

hallway

off plumb

fly strip

open flue

two silos

disagreement

blue eyed baldie

dark horse

....polo 1

tom on fence

bench

.....rain delay

pink

totally off plumb

thoroughbred

towards a bedroom

evidently

in the stirrup II

power

big bird

skimming

huntsmen and hound

three astride

there was a front moving in on halloween night

The Huntsman, A Whip and The Hounds

A Huntsman, A Whip, and The Hounds II

loblolly pine

old sorrel

wild horse in marsh

10 point buck

hearts and kisses

looking east

storm fence

Jacqueline Frost

little red shed

sometimes it feels like it's a long way home

calla

the blues

morning colors

morning colors II

morning colors III

morning colors IV

morning colors V

untitled

surf fishing

chestnut colt

john & willow

morning colors VII

inside outside

ball

s ense

wishing well

slippery

doe

dixie

kiss

pony stroll

untitled

july

Boulder Dirt

on the gas line

Up

peas and carrots

nearly embraced

Little Tree

after sunset

Bigger Tree

Color Slide

Bigger Little Tree

October, Eastlake CO

Catepillars

Autumn, Eldorado Springs, CO

Creek in Autumn, Eldorado Springs, CO

homestead on the high plains

birds still live here

dry grass

late autumn

there was a storm moving in

waterway

cold grass

twin nests

geese

red barn in Boulder County

a winter landscape

crackled and crazed

cracked

For Leslie

underneath

flight

trojan

tree

ekg

March 5, 2006

Westminster, CO - Dry creek open space (the creek isn't dry and the open space is fenced in)

Eldorado Springs Canyon, CO

dogwood

pairie dogs fenced in

Fortress II

yellow

ohhhh noooo

parked

framed

lamp

black pony

Court House

rectangles

bark

Broomfield, CO

sunset

horse

3 Margaritas

Pegasus

Shoreline

heat

Local Calls

8OE

Hyperion

Untitled 1

Untitled 2

Untitled 3

Untitled 4

Untitled 5

Untitled 6

Donut

Untitled 7

Untitled 8

the dog prefers red

after five

me and my dog

bird on rock

escape

X of O

coffee

one way

untitled

cat

Buddy

my other right foot

flip flop

Convent

stop light

can

aster

gems

out look

thinking of Barbaro

apartment guide

at home

ashtray

power of pink

walking dog

b&w flower

face 1

face 2

face 3

abstract

wild pony Assateague

above Freedom Plaza

on the block

Jesse

couture

blip

red light

cone

Window Shopping

ac x 2

flower pot

SoCo

beyond expectations

Random Walk

behind the santa fe storage building

passerby

hard labor

esca

dangling conversation

ginkgo

tiles

Private Property

fault lines

DE 1

DE 2

DE 3

DE 4

DE 5

DE 6

DE 7

DE 8

DE 9

DE 10

DE 11

DE 12

DE 13

DE 14

DE 15

DE 16

Mutton' Bustin'

DE 17

DE 18

DE 19

Flag

DE20

DE21

DE 22

Drew's Fine Beverages

Deep Ellum Parking

walkway

vines

foliage

Spur

7X Tan Belly

Long Horns

Architexas

Indiago

Lovebugs

cypress

caddo pano

swamp trees

silver moss

at caddo

caddo b&w

Caddo Lake State Park

moss covered tree

moss draped

Lichen Moss

Aboretum Woman

My Buddy

Monahans Sandhills at sunrise

Monahans Sandhills, Mule Deer and Moon Full

Permian Basin #1

Permian Basin #9

Permian Basin #11

Permian Basin #10

Permian Basin #2

Permian Basin #5

Permian Basin #3

Permian Basin #8

Permian Basin #7

Permian Basin #6

Permian Basin #4

Monahans Sandhills, Monahans, TX

Wonky city

pathway into Brownwood

sunflower

slab

First Baptist

Terrible War

Permian Basin #13

Turner & Brundage

before it rained

on water

City Scene

razr

Towards the Renaissance

razr II

Part of the Republic

Space Between

Dallas, I. M Pei & KPMG

Z

3 Towers

Sheathed

The Grassy Knoll

brown and blue

tuft

Butt

Slabs

red, white and blue

street

portrait

earthbound

behind bars

lamplight

lines

wall

Tracy

Delta

revolving door

TXU

building blocks

graduation

elm field

Hummer

window

poles

duck in hot water

drinkable

long afternoon

damp sidewalk

corduroy's back

touching

Untitled

the doors

Brent George

poolside

Cornering One Main Place

E

Up on Turtle Creek

709 Elm

pay meter

exit only

_

wheres your d spot

euphoria

alley ways

root growth