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Artist karen wolf


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                                      Artist Statement                                                  I like to paint a wide variety of subject matter in both  representational & abstract styles. Inspiration for my work most often comes from images having strong contrasts in value, color or texture. Exploring different ideas, media & techniques that lead to new expressions through art is my aim.                                      Artist Bio & Resume      I have been expressing myself through art since early childhood. I am told that one of my earliest works was a much unappreciated lipstick mural on the wall at the age of two! I don't remember any of that but after the mural I was encouraged to use crayons, finger paints & pencils on paper! I have been drawing & painting for as long as I can remember. At family gatherings relatives found it very entertaining to have me (as a very young child) quickly draw one animal caricature after another, (if only I could be that entertaining now). My grandmother encouraged my interest in drawing and painting with an introduction to oil painting with a starter set when I was twelve. She was, at the time, trying her hand at painting classes.      Throughout my life I have experimented with soft & oil pastels, pen & ink, colored pencils, collage, oils & watercolors. I took regular & extra art classes throughout my school years. I was accepted to Kutztown College, Kutztown, Pa., for a Commercial Art degree but changed my mind about going to college. I started working for Verizon (at that time it was Bell Telephone). I put in my thirty years, painting in my spare time. My job afforded me the opportunity to go on several overseas art workshop trips. I also attended various watercolor, acrylic & portrait classes from several artists both locally & nationally known. After retiring several years ago I have been painting full [...]

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