Inspired by natural beauty all around, photographer Karen Chappell looks for the simple realities of life in Newfoundland. Not surprisingly, the weather dictates whether she will head outdoors or work on her studio macro photography. Karen is self- taught and naturally curious, continually improving her technique by photographing on a daily basis. She focuses on colour and detail as she documents life around her.

Karen’s photographs have been featured in textbooks, calendars, magazines and museum exhibitions from Saudi Arabia to Japan to North America.

A proud recipient of the Ambassador of Hospitality from the Tourism Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, Karen contributes photos to a number of charitable causes in the community. She remains encouraged and motivated by other artists and her travels.

Karen can be contacted through her website, Bitstop.ca, and her most current work can be seen on her blog: bitstop-nfld. blogspot.ca.

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