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About the Artist
Animals may not speak in real life, but for Karen Derrico they speak volumes on canvas. Using vivid colors and dimensional brush strokes in a semi-impressionistic style, Karen’s talent for bringing animals to life through her art is gaining widespread recognition. Her popular painting of a baby pig on a blanket created a bidding war at a star-studded fundraiser at the Plaza Hotel in New York, and other animal art by Karen has raised thousands of dollars for animal organizations around the country.
About the Artwork
It may have started at age five with a simple box of Crayolas, but in stark technological contrast, Karen’s artwork today is created exclusively with the use of advanced digital painting tools. Make no mistake, however, hers is anything but push-button artistry. Just as any traditional artist, Karen starts with a blank “canvas,” and paints stroke by stroke to create her artwork, using photographs as a reference. A wireless digital paintbrush replaces a bristle brush, and archival inks are used instead of paint. Upon completion, the artwork is printed on high-grade artist canvas. Even at close range, Karen's work is nearly indistinguishable from paintings created with traditional art tools.Visit the Before & After Gallery to see the amazing transformation from original photograph to finished artwork.