Karen Kluglein. Beautiful botanical paintings – looking through all of her paintings makes me want to run out and buy some flowers (or better yet, plant some of my own)! Wonderful paintings of flowers, orchids, trees, edibles and bulbs. I found the dahlia painting featured on the “Specials” page. I have no doubt that Karen can paint anything, what talent! …and her story – I love it, very interesting! Don’t miss it!
See more of Karen’s work via these links:
Read a bit about Karen (I love her bio!), from her website:
I started my career as an illustrator after graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 1980 when students had spiky pink and blue hair and listened to punk music. I worked freelance and was known primarily for food packaging though I did everything from magazine covers to billboards. I have worked for Dannon, Ragu, Pillsbury, Nabisco, The Atlantic Monthly, IBM and Calvin Klein.
By the mid 1990’s computers made a dent in the illustration field and since I loved to paint and could not see myself sitting in front of a computer all day I created paintings for galleries instead.
When I went to an American Society of Botanical Artists exhibit I knew that my work and style of painting would fit right in. I had been painting plant products such as berries and herbs that go into our foods so I was familiar with painting botanical subjects. In the following years I’ve painted many botanicals, exhibited my work, won awards, taught botanical painting at the New York Botanical Garden and made tutorial DVD’s. Recently I have been back to illustrating for packaging (Celestial Seasonings) and licensing (Caspari Inc.). Funny how things come full circle. Feel free to contact me with inquiries.
Catch you back here tomorrow!