Art in the Commons: Karen Ku
Every two months, a guest artist displays their work in our Commons. This Fall we are showing the art of Karen Ku.
I’ve loved to draw all my life. Following art college in Connecticut, I worked for over 30 years as an illustrator-for botanists, entomologists, and doctors in the places I’ve lived…at the University of Connecticut, and in London, Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta, designed covers for the Harvard Law School Bulletin, illustrations for American Cancer Society, Baptist Home Mission Board, Heifer Project, worked on art for Alumni magazines at Emory, Agnes Scott College and Georgia Tech, and was grateful for the opportunity to do a piece of atrium art measuring 12 feet X 24 feet at GA Tech. My current work is centered around teaching the basics of drawing and watercolor at my studio in Avondale.
Over the years my painting has evolved, and though I often return to my love of detailed drawing, this summer in France I began a series of abstract paintings which I plan to continue here at my studio…..but that’ll be for next time! Meanwhile, here is a collection of work that came before the abstraction…..hope you enjoy the show! Karen Ku, Central member for 25 years. Little Tree Studios, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
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