Karen Sperling is a Los Angeles-based portrait photographer and artist. She has been painting commissioned portraits since 2003 and has exhibited her fine art in New York's Chelsea art section and during the prestigious Art Basel Miami Beach show. Her commissioned portraits and fine art are held in private collections internationally.

Karen is also a top expert in the software program Corel Painter that is considered to be the gold standard of painting applications. Karen wrote the first several Painter manuals when the software debuted over 20 years ago and Corel named her an Elite Corel Painter Master. She is the author of many how-to Corel Painter books, including the popular Painting for Photographers series, available at this website and at Amazon.

Artists and photographers from around the world travel to learn from Karen Sperling privately and in classes. She is also an experienced speaker who has guest lectured at the national PPA and WPPI conventions, local PPA affiliates and PPA schools. She has taught Painter at major companies, including Disney Feature Animation and American Greeting Cards.