Artist: Karen Porter
Elephant Love - 2 paintings (Set)
24"W x 24"L
I am a professional artist, illustrator, muralist and lifelong resident of St. Pete. I have a B.A. degree in Fine Art and for the lasr 5 years I have been working from my studio at the Artlofts, which is located above the Florida Craft Art gallery in the heart of downtown St. Pete, in the Central Arts District.
I specialize in painting large, life-size animals or portraits, by comission, and last year I was asked by Busch Gardens of Tampa to do a series of 5 outdoor murals for the park. I have done several outdoor murals in St. Pete for local businesses, as well as several indoor murals for businesses and private homes.
I show my art regularly and also, along with my artist colleages co-host and curate community guest art shows and guest artist pop-up shows and events at the Artlofts studios.
I love to paint big and realistic but am also drawn to colorful, decorative art and consider it serendipitous when they both come together in my art. I am passionate about the St. Pete art community and strive to help promote and support the artists any way I can, whether through my social media groups (Artists of Tampa Bay, or Tampa Bay Artists) or hosting group shows in our studios to promote artists or simply attending their shows.