Painting by Karen Sperling based on her photograph.

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 through. 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 photographs and chose two. We discussed 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

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 photographs I liked. However, each picture had technical faults. One was poorly cropped. Th 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.

Unbelievable Artwork

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 photographs that I have taken. Her paintings based on my photos 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

Write to Karen Sperling or call her at 818-941-9739 with questions and to commission your portrait, landscape or abstract paintings.