Kitten Pie; Squirrel with a Pearl Earring; Rainy Day in the Tulip Field
Karen Burke has been creating digital art using her own photography, and a bit of Photoshop for the past 5 years. She uses her photography skills, along with Photoshop knowledge to create fun, whimsical animal art. Karen’s goal is to create art that is light hearted, makes people smile, or even laugh out loud. Laughter is the best medicine, Karen always used it during her almost 30 years as a nurse, now Burke is sharing her sense of humor through her art. Karen has won several Digital art contests, and in 2015 one of Karen’s photographs was published in the print version of National Geographic. Burke creates a story by adding elements that make the animals look like they are doing “human” things. She also loves to create tribute art, “Fun Fine Art” as Karen likes to call it. It is a wonderful way to get people seeing the Old Masters artwork in a new light. Vermeer, Renoir, Van Gogh, Da Vinci, and more. The Old Masters’ art gets reinvented with her animals in the place of their human subjects. Karen Burke’s photography is currently exhibited at Spectrum gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.