Karla Gudeon was born in Bronx, NY in 1961. She was born into an artistic and musical family. She studied art and received a BFA from Parsons School of Design in New York City. Painter and Printmaker, Ms. Gudeon is, she is especially known for her hand painted dry points and the illustration of 3 books for children published by Blue Apple Books. Karla is a storyteller. She culls her images culled from her own family lore and cultural influences. It is through Karla's natural ability to tell a story, her empathetic nature and sense of fun, that her work attains its universal appeal. As with the best folk and lyrical art, Karla's work is wholly accessible while encompassing emotional honesty and layers of meaning. Her celebrated paintings are displayed in galleries and distinguished collections throughout the country and abroad – Karla Gudeon's whimsical and moving hand-painted dry points have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Israel. Her work is in distinguished public and private collections internationally. Ms. Gudeon's accepts private commissions by art collectors in the US Israel and Europe which has added to her international acclaim and attention.
Ms. Gudeon's private commissions by art collectors in Europe and Israel have brought her international acclaim and attention. Some more current exhibition venues include: November 7, 2010 - January 1, 2010, 21st Annual Children's Illustration Show, R. Michelson Galleries Northhampton, MA; December 12 - 15, 2010 Women's League for Conservative Judiasm Convention, Baltimore, MD; November 20-21 2010 CraftWestPort. Westport CT.
"I use concepts culled from a lifetime of joyous Jewish experiences to create works that evoke warm responses and a familiar sense of shared human experiences and common bonds. The images incorporated into my engravings depict representations of life, love, family, community, Jewish ritual and customs in a world of fanciful forms and highlighted natural beauty. These hand-painted prints employ my own inherited sense of humor and optimism as well as a forum for expressing my idea that works of art can become a place to come "home" to. I create an aesthetic field where people can use my visions to relate to and reflect upon their own life – experiences."
Hand Painted Intagio:
Karla Gudeon is a storyteller. She culls images from her own cultural heritage and family lore. In creating art, Karla first remembers her most joyous experiences and then brings them into a visual format. Ms. Gudeon uses the printmaking techniques of dry-point engraving and etching, for her interpretations. She incises the outline for her designs into metal plates. The plate is then inked and wiped, so that only the artist's lines appear on paper when the print is pulled under high pressure. Each work of art is then lovingly painted in rich, bright, watercolor hues, thus achieving one-of-a-kind, truly unique status for each piece. The small fiber inclusions and natural variations in the handmade papers lend additional charm, warmth and character to the paintings.
Watercolor Birds, Botanicals, & Bugs:
Hand-pulled etchings crate a line drawing for each original one-of-a-kind watercolor painting. Each unique work of art is then painted on handmade paper. Exquisitely detailed lotus flower paper is applied the image's mat.– The flora and fauna work, when complete, interprets natures beauty with Gueon's special feel for color and sense of imaginative fashion.
Commissions and Personalized Options:
Karla Gudeon is available for custom work. As a special accommodation, when working with existing images, Ms. Gudeon customizes work by changing the gender of a figure and/or by adding other figures and/or by inscribing names and dates of the celebration or household. Framing is available on request. Some works displayed below are framed and prices are adjusted accordingly. Below find a collection of hand painted engravings, limited edition original artwork.
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