Karen Robinson responded to our Facebook post request for students, past and present, to get in touch to send us a favourite painting they have done. Since completing her Diploma course Karen has created a very successful business and I hope you enjoy reading her story and viewing all of her websites linked below!
I was a student on the Pet Portrait Diploma Course in mid-2012 and credit this experience with enabling me to recover, or re-discover, my artistic confidence after a long time of life getting in the way.It also started me on what I now realise will be a lifelong journey of learning and discovery.
My passion is oil painting. I love to paint animals, but I am also trying to teach myself how to paint portraits. My goal is to offer paintings of people and their pets together, as I now have my own pet portrait business and paint to commission.
Whether I have commissions or not, I paint every day and sell those “daily paintings” in the USA; I have a map of the USA in my studio and flag each sale; I hope to have art in every state in the US one day!
My main goal always is to get better and to create a little magic with paint. This painting was done for your course. It is acrylic on heavyweight cotton rag. The reference photo for it is in the College reference e-library.
Website – www.petportraitsbykaren.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/petportraitsbykaren
Blog – www.dogandpetpaintings.blogspot.co.uk
Daily paintings – www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/karen-robinson-3549/artwork