This months artist of the month at Ruby Dog's Art House in the Outsider Art Vending Machine is Karen Gartel.. The above pics are the artists creative xpression to Outsider Art In A Box. These little pretties are mini works of Karens
originals. So u know these are limited ...Don't Walk But Run to Ruby Dogs, I will load the machine tomorrow early am. Please read the previous post as to the Open House at the New Studio Digs!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Karyn Gartel is a self-taught mixed media artist residing in Williams Lake, BC Canada. Her passion for paper, glue & scissors since about the age of 3 has finally paid off as her career as a professional artist is starting to take off. Now, at the age of 36 and a busy mother of 3 children, she spends the wee hours of the night in her studio creating collages, altered books, assemblages and many more wonderful creations. Her inspiration is everywhere, and with the help of a lot of caffeine, she manages to amaze people with her prolific creations!|
"If you truly have the desire to create art, you just have do it! I always have piles of laundry or dishes to do, but I would rather sit at my kitchen table with the kids and "do art" as they call it. Art has become a part of our family and the kids really enjoy creating their own masterpieces right along with me."
Karyn also gets a lot of emails about where to find the images and materials that she uses in her pieces. The best resource has been her family's long neglected photos, most of whom nobody remembers anymore. "Creating art with these wonderful old photos brings new life in place of the forgotten one. It is really fun making up imaginary adventures for these people...kind of like re-writing history!"
Ok people time these days is full with preparing the studio for my future work and for the upcoming Open House!!
In Artistic Solidarity;