ABOUT KAREN ALTSCHUL
I have a BA in Fine Art from Illinois State University, and also studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and in Florence, Italy. I exhibit my paintings and photography regularly, mostly in Lake County, Illinois.
I like gardening, reading (surprise!), and baking. In my younger days I was a dancer, and I’m still obsessed with everything about ballet: the costumes, the shoes, the hair, the graceful limbs, and the music. I live with my husband, two teenagers, and a mountain of laundry that has started giving me orders and asking to be fed.
I’m surrounded by children, the garden, dancers, and influenced by classic literature and storybook illustrations. I work in watercolors and acrylics, pastels, and mixed media. I like showing movement. I have kind of an Impressionist style.