Karen Stockwell's Profile
My name is Karen Stockwell. I blame it on my muse, but I suppose I should take credit for my own artistic wanderlust. When I was young, I wanted to be a writer. But after a teacher declared I had a good color sense, my mother put me on the path toward visual art. In college I compromised as an art major with an English minor. I received a degree in teaching at a time when the arts were losing ground in school curriculums. So I made my living in advertising while pursuing my art career. I exhibited my carefully rendered drawings in art fairs, galleries and juried shows under my maiden name (Karen Dilsaver). Unfortunately, drawings turned out not to be a big seller. So I stuck to advertising (later educational publishing) to make my way in the world. My writing simmered on a back burner.
Then I got the itch to go to grad. school. I had taken studio classes in figure painting for years, but my creative…
- Born on September 9
- Joined February 1, 2008