Karen Noles is an American painter who was born in the very small town of Merna, Nebraska. Her exceptional artistic talent was noticed by her parents in a very small age. When she was 19, she completed her graduation from the Omaha School of Commercial Art. Later she was hired by the Hallmark as a greeting card illustrator and she worked there for 20 years.
Later she moved to Northwest Montana where she spent next 35 years of her life and there onwards her life changed dramatically.
There she painted her renowned oil paintings of Native Americans, especially children. She has shown stunning and meticulous detail with her fine brush work to the Indian`s exquisite and masterful use of bead and quill work.