I am a native Texan born and raised in Dallas, now living in southern California. 

I love to draw and paint. I enjoy working both traditionally and digitally. I fell in love with Procreate and my Apple Pen. My illustrations are mostly inspired by the world around me and living California. I go on  long walks everyday, sometimes on the beach and other times hike in the mountains. My illustrations can be found on Christmas and greeting cards, children’s books, kids meal boxes, art prints, and home decor.

I have been a commercial illustrator for over 20 years. I am now expanding my reach to new clients. I hope you will get in touch so we can work together.

History and Education

I was first interested in art when I was accepted into an honors art class at the age of 13. I moved to California in 1992 to be a graphic designer in the video game industry. I worked for GTE/Verizon for 9 years where I created corporate illustration and art for websites. Even though I dabbled a little with traditional  and digital illustration at Verizon, when I left that job, I got serious about illustration.

  • BFA in Advertising from University of North Texas 
  • 37 hours from the Apple Regional Multimedia Center, Plano Texas
  • Fine art workshops and studios classes: Greg LaRock; Debra Huse;   Richard Morris; Studio 2nd Street with Ron and Vanessa Lemen in Encinitas, CA; and Watts Atelier in Encinitas, CA 

Contact me through Instagram.

Websites:

Red Edge Graphics http://rededgegraphics.com 

Christian Art Lessons https://www.christianartlessons.com

Karen Brake Fine Art http://www.karenbrake.com

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