Guild member and painter Karen Essig will not be found painting in her studio all day. In fact, the room where she most recently used as her studio is now a spare room for her grandchildren.
Like many artists, Essig works full-time. She is a nurse.But her practical life has not stopped Essig from pursuing her dream one. She paints copiously.
“When I was young I would love watching my Mom paint pictures in her spare time. She is a very talented artist, and I hoped her talents would rub off on me. I started playing around with a sketch pad for fun as a young girl, and I painted my first oil painting at the age of 16.”
It wasn’t until she was 50, that she started working with watercolors. She had found her medium.
As a lifelong New Englander, Essig said she is affected by the beach, the sea and the natural world.
“I am intriguied by nature and colorful subjects,” she said. “I like to paint realistic images. I have done everything from scenery to portraits to still lifes.”
Contact Karen Essig for commission portraits or to view a gallery of her latest available work.