ABOUT KAREN ALTSCHUL
I have worked as a graphic designer and photo editor. I currently work as part of the administrative team at the David Adler Music and Arts Center, doing everything from enrollments to event photography and social media.
I have a BA in Fine Art from Illinois State University, and have also taken classes at the School of the Art Insitute of Chicago (including Illustration with Lisa Cinelli), and am still influenced by a semester abroad in Florence, Italy.
I exhibit my paintings and photography regularly, mostly in Lake County, Illinois.
Imaginative child-play is a great inspiration for me. Playing with no thought to what anyone thinks, honest expression, memory. I’m surrounded by children, the garden, dancers, and influenced by classic literature and storybook illustrations. I work in watercolors and acrylics, when painting. I also enjoy experimenting with collage, using drawings and photography.