From designer to artist…
Karen grew up in a military family, graduated from the Ealing School of Art in London, and had a career in the garment industry for more than 30 years. From childhood, she had a love of art and an imaginative spirit that undoubtedly led her to a career in design. However, painting was “put aside” until retirement even though so much of her professional and community activities have been rooted in her creative abilities. Now retired and busier than ever, Karen has been painting and exhibiting in local venues in and around Savannah, Georgia.
Inspired by her environment, Karen’s paintings utilize vivid color and expressive brush strokes–
“…. from shifting skies, marsh to mountain, shadows and reflections; contrasts and colors seem more intense since I started painting again. In particular, landscapes from the Lowcountry continue to inspire me ..”
It is more the act of painting than the finished work that gives her satisfaction. “There is something about that process that excites me. It is a conversation between my brush, my canvas, and me that continues to challenge. Once I get involved in the work, I simply lose track of time. I love it when a piece almost paints itself. ”
You can also view my website: www.karenmacekart.com/
• Designs posters and collateral printed materials for local charitable fundraisers.
• Active member of Landings Art Association, Co-chair Spring Art Show 2012, 2013. Chair Spring Art Show 2017
• Attended workshops by Prof. Linda Warner, SCAD; Betsy Cain; Jane Slivka;
Julie Hanson; Christine Sajecki; West Fraser; Judy Crane; Deama Tolle Perry, William McCarthy, Larry Moore
• Member of TAG, Telfair Academy Guild
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