Karen Chan

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Artist / Registered Nurse
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science Honou...
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About Me


Save the world with art! Be spontaneous and travel lots


**I'M TAKING A BREAK FROM HOSTING FOR MARCH 2014 but I'm happy to recommend some hosts in Van. Thx
I have a small loveseat again and limited floor space but I'm happy to host 1-2 people @ a time.

I'm a registered nurse/ kinesiologist / artist who is from Ottawa. I love meeting new people from all walks of life and have a curiosity for culture. I can say that I have "itchy feet", no I don't have foot fungus... I just have a great desire to experience new surroundings and be spontaneous. I find that being in different environments inspires me as an artist and person. I'm creative, generous, friendly, accepting and fun-loving.


live. love. be compassionate and artful. I strive to understand how someone else's surroundings/experiences shape them.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've hosted more than I've travelled now, but so far I've had positive spontaneous experiences and met some new friends.


I'm planning to travel lots this year! I couchsurfed in San Diego and it was great. I ended up seeing Alicia Keys with some locals.


I love meeting new people from different parts of the world.
hobbies include drawing, painting, photography, badminton, ultimate frisbee

Music, Movies, and Books

Michael Jackson, Heart, Aerosmith, Sarah McLachlan, the XX, Diane Birch

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Seeing pieces of turquoise-coloured glaciers crash into the ocean in Alaska
Taking pictures of the Dalai Lama and meeting Desmond Tutu's daughter at the Vancouver Peace Summit
-been told that one day I'll be a famous artist who helps "touch people's lives" :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I like to listen to all kinds of people. I can say I've had the priviledge of taking care w/ all sorts of people in various stages of life as a registered nurse... I hope to use nursing/art to save the world!

This is my current project...

I draw at-risk, street involved individuals in Vancouver, BC Canada

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Cuba, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In


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