Welcome to Karen Sperling's Artistry website!

Published by Karen Sperling, Artistry magazine had tutorials for turning photographs into paintings in Corel Painter. This website was founded in 1997 with the publication of Artistry magazine, which is where the site's url, artistrymag.com, comes from. The magazine has been replaced with books, videos and classes, but the url remains.

Karen Sperling is the original Corel Painter expert. She wrote the first several manuals when the software debuted over 20 years ago.

This website has examples of Karen Sperling's work if you'd like to commission a painting for you or, if you are a photographer, for your clients. It also has instructional materials if you would like to learn how to paint yourself.

Website Overview

In the Commissioned Portraits link, you will find galleries showing examples of Karen Sperling's unique and eclectic portrait styles, ranging from the most photorealistic (The Windsor) to the most Impressionistic (The Parisian) and everything in-between.

Pets are people, too, and you'll also find a gallery with examples of Karen Sperling's whimsical pet portraits.

In the Commissioned Portraits link, you will also find reviews of Karen Sperling's portraits and information about commissioning Karen Sperling to paint portraits based on photos.

The other links at the top of the page offer instructional materials for learning to turn photos into paintings in Corel Painter. They include everything from books to videos and private lessons to suit various learning styles.

Write to Karen Sperling or call her at 818-941-9739 with questions about commissioning a portrait or learning how to use Corel Painter.

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