The impulsive decision has turned out to be one of the best Karen has ever made. Karen has taken classes for nearly two years with the same ladies, who have formed friendships in and out of the classroom, including one fellow student who is 92 years old and creates incredible paintings. Karen calls their instructor, Copper, “an extraordinary artist, mentor, and inspiration”. She continued that enrolling in the classes has been “an honor and a blessing”.
The name of the painting above is "The Boys of Summer". This was the first painting Karen ever submitted for a showing and soon learned that it had been selected for a show at the Louisa Arts Center and was used to promote the show online and in print with the Central Virginian newspaper. During the opening of the official exhibit, a gentleman saw the painting and bought it immediately.
Mrs. Fortuna encourages others like her to take a chance and try to achieve those goals you’ve put off for too long. “I would encourage anybody to pursue their artistic dreams,” she continued, “just go for it! It’s never too late!”
Originally published in Lake Anna Breeze, Issue #26