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Artist Statement

Each bit of paper has its own personality and character. It’s a brush stroke waiting to be placed on the right piece of art.  This inspires me to transform common bits and pieces of paper into unusual pieces of art that attract from a distance and surprise from up close.  

Creating beauty lifts my spirit and affords me respite from everyday life. In my work I focus on simple themes, and use found papers, hand-painted papers, and any paper with an interesting color, pattern, or texture.  I have a particular fondness for vibrant colors.  Each piece of paper, however small, is hand-torn and mixed with the different colors and patterns to express beauty in a form different from a traditional oil or acrylic painting. 

I hope you enjoy my paintings as much as I love creating them.


Karla Schuster

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