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Karen Lynch Harley

Yxomme (Ya-maE) - "The sun"

 Ancestry:  Haliwa-Saponi Tribe of North Carolina

Karen's primary goal is to share culture and history through art. Her skills include:

  •  Painting (oils, watercolors, pencil, charcoal, pastel, clay, paper, wood, beads and cloth)
  •  Drawing
  •  Sculpting
  • Crafting
  • Indigenous Historian
  • State Tribal Recognition panels

Karen's work is inspired by her love of her Native American life and culture and usually tells a story. Her Spirit has always been drawn creatively to lifestyles and culture. She believes art is therapy for the body and soul and enjoys sharing her gift with others to help them find their inner gifts and spirit. She pulls from her own Native American roots to create drawings, paintings and sculptures that not only portray a history but create a connection to the spirits of her ancestors.

Karen’s work has worldwide distribution and has been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles. Her devotion to teaching others how to release their creativity through art as well as the beauty she infuses into her paintings create a  perfect symbiotic relationship that is made perfect by the eye of the beholder.

A Spiritual Life filled with Wisdom will ensure the footsteps of your moccasins will never be forgotten.

Karen Lynch Harley


red earth gallery

Karen's art, sculpture, and crafts are available  on Facebook at Red Earth Gallery and on Red Earth Gallery of NC.


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