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Artist Karla Wardroup


An example of fine art by Karla Wardroup

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.karlawarart.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $25.00 - $500.00
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Biography


I was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, a medium sized town in the Panhandle of Texas in 1948.  I’ve been drawing, painting, and art-ing since earliest memory. My first arts supplies were crayons from TG&Y, where I seriously coveted the Crayola 64 count box. I bought my first “real” art supplies at Varsity Bookstore. 
 
I took art classes whenever possible and drew constantly in school in spite of teacher’s objections. When I couldn’t get a good view of anything else, I drew my own feet. I still draw and paint myself and my life.
 
I married at 19, had kids, kept painting, then it just seemed not to be worth it. I had shows and since no one (sold one painting) but my parents wanted my work, I decided I should quit. For the most part I did quit for 40 years, but I allowed my creative self free reign in decorating my homes and cooking for a living. I worked in, owned and managed restaurants, catered, taught classes and eventually stopped after 25 years when the work was too demanding.
 
About 10 years ago, after retirement, I started doing glass mosaic and made pieces for my house and my family. That lead to a desire to paint again. I started taking classes online and locally. I use oils and acrylics both and love painting people and telling stories with my paintings.
 
I’ve got half a bedroom as my studio and I’m painting or sketching or taking online classes or online workshops daily.  I learn so much from other artists- ones I know personally or from social media groups.
 
The most important part of being an artist is to show my work to others. Their support and encouragement provide the fuel I need to energize me. I can now answer “I’m an artist” when people ask [...]

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