Original Artwork by Karol Hilker
Karol received a BFA in Fine Arts and a BS in Art Education from the University of TN, Knoxville.
In the states of CA, AR, TN, KY, and VA she has participated in group shows, had one woman shows and won first place in juried shows. Her art work and murals are in private homes and businesses in 20 states.
Karol’s work includes paintings, mixed media, drawings, photography, clay, jewelry and murals She creates with layers of paint and/or other mediums that push and pull creating a combination of tension and flow for the viewers. Her work shows layers of brush marks, images and words. Her figures show how we engage with each other . She is interested in showing the demands of life on the images in her work through the painting's creation. Letting it reflect the process it takes to go through life.
Her jewelry has printed images of her paintings. She changed from beading when she found herself wanting to include the colors and images in her own work. Her necklaces are silver soldered, two sided cabochons with a portion or an entire print of a painting.
In this site you will see many, but not all of Karol's paintings. She is in her studio everyday so there are always new developments!