Karen Nastuk

karennastuk“With a BA in Fine Arts, I moved into ad agency creative jobs, writing and art directing. Then married with kids, I kept our life story by drawing notes in journals. I soon could draw anything, even from memory.

Watercolors are my best medium because they are liberating and natural, although I have loved murals because they transform a space inexpensively and they outlast wallpapers.

I’m an out of the box thinker, and I love to paint what people dream of – a favorite spot, favorite things set like a still life, an idea for a home addition, grandparents playing canasta.

Meanwhile, browse my joys: steam trains and family, water scenes, snow scenes, even cooking scenes.”

Karen Nastuk teaches all ages in Watercolor Painting on Wednesdays 9 am – 12 noon at the Danvers Council On Aging, 25 Stone Street, Danvers (978-762-0208 or www.DCOA.com) and Mondays 12 – 3pm at Beverly Council on Aging, 90 Colon Street, Beverly (978-921-6017 or email : jwaggett@beverlyma.gov). She will shortly resume classes in her home studio on Thursdays 6 – 9pm. You can reach Karen at 978-774-6175.