"Every Child is an Artist.
The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up."
- Pablo Picasso -
I am humbled and grateful for the joy that comes from being an artist. Ever since I was a little girl, I've loved all things Art. I have distinct memories of standing in awe of the murals and art that adorn the museums and restaurants in Chicago, and the passion it ignited in my life long love of creating! Over the past 15 years, I've been blessed with amazing opportunities to paint in grocery stores, restaurants, churches, libraries, factories, model homes, dental offices, and many kitchens & children's bedrooms. In 2008, I illustrated The Fox behind the Chatterbox, a children's book about internet safety. I graduated from North Park University after studying Art and Communications, but the creative inflencers in my life are abundant. I am so thankful & excited for the support of my husband, kids, parents & friends in the opening of my own art studio!
It is my intent to provide a place that nurtures, inspires & affirms artists of all ages in the joy of creating! I hope to meet you there!
Karen comes from a long line of Artists in her family. Her great grandfather was a professional artist at the turn of the century, and painted the ceiling of the Chicago Theater. She first learned to paint from her grandmother, who also taught her the old scandinavian art of "Rosemaling". She persued her love of art by studying at the Art Institute of Chicago and majored in Art at Luther College. Dr. Curtis Lang and Karen have been a Dentist and a Hygienist in Sycamore, IL for 40 years and have recently retired. Together, they have worked with their daughter Chelsea McGhee to make this studio a place that will inspire creativity here in Sycamore.