"Art That Makes You Smile" Karna Peck
Did you smile when you saw my art?
I look forward to that response.
I began my career when a neighbor gave me paper and a set of oil pastels.
I was age 9 and hooked. Since then I have had a wonderful artist life winning awards, publishing books and educating people about art and more.
In high school I earned a Certificate in Interior Design.
At 16 I started winning awards. I won 3 art awards in oil painting at the Anacortes Arts & Crafts Festival.
At 22 years old the State of Washington commissioned me to paint 9 murals for the Fircrest Residential Habilitation Center in Shoreline, Wa. Since then I have painted over 50 murals.
The Masters Of Arts Program in Scottsdale AZ. asked me to volunteer and participate in helping teach public school students about the masters of the arts.
In 1990, I designed a shirt named " The Cage Shirt." It was a cut up shirt with animals sewed on. So fun, popular and sold well. We had so many orders I started a screen printing business to keep up. My husband and family helped me learn and we screened shirts for the Space Needle, Woodland Park Zoo, Out of Africa, Raw Hide, and the Seattle Aquarium.
Mrs. USA loved one of my designs and had her photo taken with it. She looked great.
In 1999, at Ocean Side Art League, Carlsbad, CA, I won first place in sculptures.
I have written several books for adults and children. One is titled “Basics Of Starting A Business On A Budget". It helps people start their own businesses. They are all sold on Amazon.
At Palomar College, San Marcos, Ca, I learned to make molds and mold metals.
The media's I work in are:
Oil paints, acrylic paint, water color, clay, chalk, fabric art & fabric inks, wood product design, computer graphics, recycling throw away art, printing, casting, and mold making
I have attended the following colleges:
Skagit Valley Community College, Mt. Vernon, Wa. AA Degree
Western Washington University, Bellingham, Wa.
Arizona State University, Tempe, Az. - Art Education Teaching Degree
Palomar College, San Marcos, CA.
Dennis Brown - A world famous sculpturist. He does Santa Claus figurines in polymer clay.
Mr. Brown taught me wonderful skills in working with clay.
Volunteer Board Memberships:
Carlsbad Oceanside Art League, Carlsbad, CA.
Faith in Action, Belfair, WA.
Maggie Lake Home Owners Association, Tahuya, WA.
Being on these boards taught me valuable marketing skills as well as best practices on running a successful business. I was privileged to have lots of help on the way.
Many thanks to:
Dean Peck, my husband, (computer guru and chief supporter),
Roger Crowe (poet and writer)
Roy "Ravin'" Crowe (music, sound tracks, and editing),
George Early (web master),
Reiko Peck (helped with the marketing),
Sheri Hauser (Glory Bound Publishing, editor, event planning, & printing).
You are the greatest!!! Thank you for helping me make "Art that makes you smile"
You can contact me by email, phone or mail.
Smile@KarnaPeck.com (360) 801-0424