Karen Cappotto is inspired by evidence of the handmade in a world where technology prevails. She is known for her distinct palette and combination of materials. Cappotto's work is in PAAM’s Permanent collection and she has received multiple awards and prizes for her mixed media constructions. In 2011 her company Peg+Dick@ (named after her parents) was launched when Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams asked her to produce their decoupage accessories. Her work has been seen in Elle Decor, The Washington Post, Provincetown Arts, and This Old House. Karen Cappotto is a recipient of the Lillian Orlowsky William Freed Grant for painting, and has been included in: Land and Sea Cape Cod Contemporary Artists, by Deborah Forman
Cappotto is a founding member of the non-profit group Provincetown Commons, dedicated to developing a sustainable creative economy in the place that continues to inspire her work.