An artist and designer working in oil, acrylic, and computer graphics Macek grew up in a military family, graduated from the Ealing School of Art in London, and had a career in the garment industry for more than 30 years. From childhood, she had a love of art and an imaginative spirit that undoubtedly led her to a career in fashion. However, painting was “put aside” until retirement even though so much of her professional and community activities have been rooted in her creative abilities. Now retired and busier than ever, Macek has been painting and exhibiting in local venues in and around Savannah, Georgia.
Inspired by her environment, Karen's paintings utilize vivid color and expressive brush strokes--
'.... painting the lowcountry (and anywhere that catches my attention!), with its many moods, not to reproduce the images, but to recapture the light and spirit of the day.'
It is more the act of painting than the finished work that gives her satisfaction. “There is something about that process that excites me – even the first scary brushstroke on canvas. Once that is down, I simply lose track of time and get totally involved in the work.”
To see more of Karen's work, visit her website: www.klmworkspace.com