Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul in Charleston is excited to host artist Karen Velasquez’ new work, a mixture of new school digital technology and old school classic oil painting, alongside its unique items for a limited time only. The official opening of the show is May 15, 2015.
The Artist: Karen Velasquez
Says Karen Velasquez: “I am inspired by the colors of a sunrise, the beauty of God’s creation, and the hope of a new day. That’s my tagline on everything!”
Karen’s story is an inspirational one; nineteen years ago she was diagnosed with cancer and was told she had a few short months to live. In the midst of battling her illness, Karen’s love for life was awakened and she was prompted to go to art school where she studied photography and media design.
Karen’s work is the perfect blend of tradition and technology. She begins with a photograph that she edits for color and palette selection before using an artist’s program to digitally paint over it. This process is done with a digital paintbrush and a large digital canvas pad that is separate from the computer screen. The process includes mixing the colors in a similar way as with traditional painting, just in digital format.
Karen’s new look on life and faith ignited a love affair with the sky, an inspiration visible in most of her work.
Nadeau – Furniture with a soul
Nadeau curates one-of-a-kind beautiful furniture from around the globe. For over twenty years we’ve kept our promise to bring unique items at affordable prices, no shipping and no assembly required. Over at our Charleston location our managing team consists of Carly and Eddie, who have been with us for about 5 years! The two are like a well oiled machine with Eddie being the technology savant to Carly’s designing knowledge. Their friendship and work relationship makes Nadeau a fun work environment for anyone there, make sure to stop by and put them to the test!
Come help us welcome Karen to our community on May 15th between 4pm-6pm and witness the unveiling of her new, never-before-seen pieces all while enjoying light refreshments and Nadeau’s own furniture gems! Our soulful eclectic assortment of furniture pieces goes hand in hand with Karen’s beautiful and edifying work. We are located at 640 Coleman Blvd Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 and you can RSVP for the event here.
Karen will also be present to share her beautiful art as well as her inspirational story, see you soon!