DAAS CO-OP presents the Abstract Art of Karen Gozzo Nolan in the month of September 2023

Fort Myers, FL – In the month of September, DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery & Gifts Presents the abstract art of Karen Gozzo Nolan. The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, September 1st, 2023, from 6:00pm to 9:30pm, in conjunction with the monthly Fort Myers Art Walk event. The exhibition will be on display through October 1st, 2023.

Karen Gozzo Nolan was born in Connecticut until she was 28 years old, later relocating to Vermont. She has been creative since childhood, always a lover of art. As a single mother, life didn’t allow her to follow the dreams of being a professional artist. While living in Vermont, she was the manager of a home decorating center for over 13 years. She worked closely with contractors, selecting interior and exterior products and color pallets for new homes and condominium construction projects. She produced art all throughout her life and after battling a rare disease, she vowed to follow her lifelong passion. It wasn’t until relocating to Rotonda West, Florida in 2013, that she was well enough to pursue her dream. Painting is an outlet of escape for the artist, or as she puts it, “her distraction from life, and a place of total meditation and peace.” 

Gozzo Nolan is primarily self-taught as an abstract expressionist. Her paintings are influenced by music, the emotion that comes from it, and her love for vibrant color. “The paint and brush become my instrument and my art is the song it plays.” – adds the artist.

In her artist statement, Gozzo Nolan describes her [painting] process is very private, exhilarating, yet exhausting in a good way. “Disappearing into the art my tools become the instruments, the paint becomes the music. Once a piece has begun, it moves forward with the same musical artist until complete. I have been labeled an abstract expressionist by my peers. My paintings are emotionally vibrant, painted brightly with the passion of the song. As far as my memory goes, connecting music with color was something I thought everyone did. At different periods in my life, I would paint this connection. Imagine, color, connecting with sound. Karen is also a founding member of DAAS CO-OP Gallery and Gifts. 

DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery & Gifts is located at 1815 Fowler Street, in the Butterfly Estates complex in Fort Myers, FL. The gallery’s business hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm. More information about the venue and/or how to become a member can be found at daascoop.com or by calling 239-590-8645.


1815-3 Fowler Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 590-8645

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Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 3pm
Holidays: Closed