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Karen Sperling's Work Is Priceless
I was honored when Karen Sperling requested my photo to turn into a painting for a tutorial for a book she's writing.
I'm GOBSMACKED by the results! So, so beautiful!! (I've wanted to have an occasion to use that word for a long, long time!)
I LOVE THIS PAINTING! Karen Sperling's work is priceless!
Linda Gregory

 

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Karen Sperling Does Great Work
I have another of Karen's paintings and I wanted to give as a gift to my friend an oil painting based on a photo of his parents taken at a wedding.
Karen captured the couple beautifully and created a wonderful work of art that my friend and his family will cherish forever.
Sarkis Kaladzhyan

 

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Thrilled with Karen Sperling's Masterpiece
We got married on Valentine's Day 10 years ago, and to celebrate this special anniversary, I commissioned Karen Sperling, who had painted a memorial portrait of our beloved cat, to turn a snapshot into a painting to commemorate our 10 years together.
My wife and I were thrilled with the masterpiece painting Karen created for the occasion.

 

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Karen Sperling Surpasses All Expectations
I attended an Artistry Retreat taught by Karen Sperling and she is an amazing teacher. Her class was organized, relaxed and thorough. I went from a total novice to being able to create wonderful paintings from my photographs. However, when my granddaughters were to be flower girls at my son’s wedding, I knew I had to go to the Master to get stunning results. Karen Sperling has surpassed all expectations! She sorted through all of the wedding photos and chose two. We discussed (via email) which to use and the basic look I was hoping for. The result is a treasured portrait that will make me smile for the rest of my life. I have a picture of the portrait on my cell phone and share it with everybody I see! I highly recommend Karen’s work—you will not be disappointed. In addition to being a very talented painter, she is also a very nice lady.
Carolyn Johnson

 

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Portraits Are Magical Showpieces
I fear that my words will not do justice to Karen Sperling’s artistic talents.
I have taken thousands of pictures of my children as they were growing up. Most of them were terrible. A few were good enough to keep. Almost none of them were good enough to spend extra money on to enlarge.
When I learned about Karen’s portrait painting, I chose two photos I liked. However, each picture had technical faults. One was poorly cropped. The other was slightly out of focus. And let us not forget the plastic cups each child had in their hands and the fluorescent wrist bands. These extra “props” further distracted from the important subject of the picture, the children.
Karen Sperling’s skillful portrait artistry was able to better reveal my son’s boyish impishness and my daughter’s youthful elegance. Karen was able to eliminate or replace the unneeded props. She was able to create a magical background showpiece for my children. Everyone who sees the painted portraits loves them.
Raymond Moy, M.D.

 

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Unbelievable Works of Art
I’ve known Karen Sperling for a very long time and I have always been in awe of her amazing talents. She can take any kind of photograph and turn it magically into an unbelievable work of art.
I love seeing what she does to portrait photos that I have taken. They are often so breathtaking that I can’t believe she is capable of making such one-of-a-kind pieces of art.
Karen is definitely one of a kind.
Scott Stulberg