Muncie Artists Guild
Karen S. Evans
I have always loved creating. As a child, while on vacation with my parents, I would sit in the cabin and draw as my father and brother fished all day. My small high school didn’t offer art as a subject and being unable to attend college, I immediately began working after graduation, as a typesetter at the Winchester newspaper.
My life’s work has been in the printing industry at a few different newspapers, including the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel. As the printing industry changed, so did my job description, going from printer to graphic artist, creating ads for sales representatives. I retired, after working for 37 years at The Muncie Star-Press.
Always wanting a creative outlet, I began oil painting lessons in the late 1980s with various artists including Steve Ross (son of the famous Bob Ross), Martha Searcy, and Phyllis Whitworth. My daughter and I studied drawing for a while with Dorothy Humbarger in Metamora. For the past several years I’ve studied painting with my friend, Pati Sparks.
I have entered artwork at our local Mooreland Free Fair and have received several ribbons. One of my entries was chosen grand champion as well as the people’s choice award. I focus mainly on landscapes, but I have also dabbled in painting flowers and portraits.
Boat At Sunset 11" x 14" Oil on canvas
Christmas Morning, Oil on canvas
2022 MAG Annual Show Award Recipient
Winds of Change, Oil on canvas
2021 MAG Annual Show Award Recipient
Sun Makes Me Squint, Oil on canvas