Early on, K. Elise (Karen) Cohen spent much of her free time sketching and drawing. In the early 70's she studied figure drawing with Gene Massin in Coconut Grove, Florida and in 1973 also began painting in oils and pastels under the tutelage of renowned Miami artist, R.C. Bailey.

From 1976-1978 Ms. Cohen attended Florida State University as an MFA Candidate, but the lure of "real life" took her to Houston, Texas, where she continued to experiment with different media and techniques. It was there, while working for GE-Genigraphics, that the artist and future technophile first became enamored with the computer.

In 1982, still working somewhat traditionally, her airbrush and watercolor pencil painting, "The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives" won her best in show at the annual Watercolor Art Society-Houston’s international juried competition. That was followed by a two-person show at the Toni Jones Gallery, Houston. Shortly thereafter, the artist postponed her career to start and raise her family.

Over the last few years, she has resurrected her passionate interest in creating fine art using high tech tools to create conceptual images that speak to the parts of us that are totally and uniquely human.

Many of her works, both past and present, reside in private collections across the country.