Karen Margulis

I began my journey with pastels in 2005. Busy raising my two children, I had not touched a paintbrush in 20 years. I was anxious to get past the ‘pastel painting learning curve’ so I challenged myself to paint a small daily painting and post it to this blog….just to keep me accountable. What happened as a result I could never have imagined. Not only did I start to get comfortable with the pastels and improve as an artist, I met the most wonderful people online. People who shared my passion for art, nature, travel. People who encouraged me and motivated me to keep painting everyday. Daily painting and blogging became my refuge and my passion. I love sharing my vision through my paintings and appreciate your visits.I was born in Connecticut, grew up in South Florida and spent summers in the North Carolina Mountains. I currently live in Marietta Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. I graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in Education. I operated a family day care for 21 years so that I could stay home with my own 2 children. We traveled every summer with the kids and tried to visit every National Park. Most of my paintings are inspired by the photos I took on these adventures. I am now painting and teaching pastel classes and workshops full time. I am represented by several galleries in the Southeast as well as several online galleries. I am a Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society and a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America.