Karen Sperling is the original Corel Painter expert. She wrote the first several manuals when the software debuted over 30 years ago and has been writing about it, teaching it and painting with it, ever since.

The artistrymag.com website was founded in 1997 with the publication of Artistry magazine, which Karen wrote, illustrated, designed and published with tutorials for turning photographs into paintings in Corel Painter. The magazine has since been replaced with books, videos and classes, but the url remains.


Website Overview


This website is divided into two parts. One part 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. Additionally, Karen Sperling is offering her hand-painted digital backdrops readable in Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter or any program that reads .jpg's. You'll find information and examples of paintings and digital backgrounds in the Karen Sperling's Art link above. 

The other part of the website has instructional materials if you would like to learn how to paint yourself. Most of the books, videos and classes cover painting in Corel Painter. There is some information for painting in Adobe Photoshop. You'll find the instructional materials in the Learn to Paint link above.

Click here to write to Karen Sperling with questions about commissioning a painting or learning how to paint.


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