Finding The Artist In Yourself

Creating art is something I can do without anyone's help. In fact, it's one of the very few things I can do by myself. What's important to me is the ability to control at least one thing in my life because of my severe limitations. Everything I do takes immense energy and endurance. Luckily for me, I am very stubborn, and my tenacity keeps me from giving up anything I feel is important. I have spinal muscular atrophy 1 (SMA 1) and have long outlived my life expectancy. SMA 1 is manifested at birth, and a child with this form of muscular dystrophy usually doesn't reach age two. I will turn 62 this year. Since I couldn't play with other kids easily, my mom would sit me outside with a pencil and paper. I must've already been a pretty … [Read more...]

introduction 2014

There are many facets to Artist Karen Wheeler besides art. The fair treatment of others is also close to her heart, especially when it comes to the elderly, children, animals and those with disabilities. Karen is happy to share her experiences and knowledge of how life is in the disabled community. Through the magic of art and writing, Karen expresses to everyone that anything is possible. … [Read more...]

About the Artist Karen Wheeler

Imagine that you are looking at an image so beautiful and compelling that you cannot look away.  Karen Wheeler is able to create such an image.  She is able to capture the essence of her subject and reincarnate it's spirit on to paper.  Objects she paints have a 3-dimensional quality because of her unique perception of reality.  Hundreds of hours produce artwork possessing a depth that is boundless.  A life-like image materializes for the viewer by the way she paints the eyes of her subjects.  Each piece is one of a kind because it is composed of thousands of brushstrokes.  Karen's artwork is unparalleled to work created by other artists. … [Read more...]