Painter 7.0 in the Forest by Karen Carr

Shown: Happy little forest creatures
Geologic period: Modern


Painter 7.0 in the Forest

Nearly all of Karen's images are created with the assistance of Corel Corporation's Painter. Corel's Painter (which uses a paint can as its trademark image) allows Karen, who was trained in the classical style with traditional media, to use many of the same techniques as used when painting with oil, water color, quache and other media.

Before the introduction of version 7.0, Corel asked Karen for a sample of how she uses their product. Rather than respond with a dinosaur or other scientific reconstruction — which are her "meat-and-potato" subjects — Karen experimented with a "cute and fuzzy" style that she's not often able to use.

Other samples of work for Corel Corporation:

Client information:

Corel Corp.
Ottawa, Canada

Karen in the classroom


— As a guest speaker or lecturer

In addition to the time she spends painting, Karen finds time now and again to serve as a guest speaker, lecturer and instructor to museum groups, professional organizations, schools and universities. She has also presented master classes in art and digital painting at universities in the U.S.

Karen has delivered recent presentations for these institutions and groups:

  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Guild of Natural Science Illustrators at the College of William & Mary and at Montana State University
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of North Texas
  • Dallas Paleontological Society


About Karen

Originally trained in the classical techniques of illustration and painting, Karen frequently speaks on the transition to a digital world, and on the challenges and benefits this transition poses for artists, clients and viewers. She conducts professional seminars on painting, illustration and digital image creation, and also offers specific programs tailored to the needs of professional groups or classroom instructors.

To contact Karen about a speaking engagement, just drop her a note or call her studio.

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