Karen Yee was born into an artistic environment and has always expressed her creativity in different forms. Her foray into the fine arts world came after a cataclysmic event dealing with and surviving cancer in 2003.  This was the impetus that propelled her to explore her long held desire to paint.  With rapid momentum, her paintings have evolved and gained recognition and acclaim in the local art scene.  She has won many awards at juried exhibitions and continues to advance in her art.

Ms. Yee lives in El Segundo, California with her husband and two daughters.  She is a member of the International Guild of Realism, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society, the Portrait Society of America, the  El Segundo Art Association , a signature member of   The International Society of Acrylic Painters, an associate artist member of the California Art Club,  and a board member for the Torrance Artists' Guild.