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April 12, 2010 | History

Karen Sperling

Karen Sperling is the original Corel Painter expert. She has been writing about and teaching Painter longer than anyone. She demo'd Painter when it debuted at Boston Macworld in August 1991 after having written the first Painter manual. She went on to write the manuals for the next several versions of Painter and wrote several published Painter books.

She recently finished her fourth Painter book entitled Painting for Photographers.

Karen traditionally published the first printed Painter magazine called Artistry magazine. She currently publishes the first Painter ezine, Artistry Tips and Tricks, containing step-by-step Painter tutorials, in addition to her Artistry tutorials on CDs and as downloadable files. Karen's Painter tutorials have appeared in many publications including SBS Design, PEI magazine, Professional Photographers magazine and Rangefinder.

Karen is a featured columnist for Professional Photographer.

She is a Painter Master listed at Corel's web site.

Karen has taught and demo'd Painter all over the United States at just about every venue there is, including the national Professional Photographers of America (PPA) convention, local PPA affiliates and PPA schools; WPPI; American Film Institute; Macworld; Seybold; and SIGGRAPH. She has taught at many companies and schools, including Disney, American Greetings and the New School for Social Research in New York.

She currently teaches photographers and hobbyists to turn photos into paintings in Painter at her Artistry Painting for Photographers Retreats and Artistry Webinars.

Karen's commissioned portraits and paintings are held in private collections around the world.

Her abstract art has been exhibited in New York's prestigious Chelsea section, in Los Angeles and during Art Basel Miami.

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