Karen Wheeler is an artist who also suffers from a neuromuscular disease, but she has not allowed that to stop her from creating amazing pieces of art. While this type of disease is often a hindrance for this type of work, Karen has turned it into a benefit. Her work is unique and offers a new perspective that can't be found in the work of many other artists.
The goal of this art show is to provide individuals with access to works of art that showcase the true spirit that artists put into their work. Karen is an artist that puts her heart and soul into her work - and it shows.
When individuals first see Karen's work, it is not apparent that she suffers from a neuromuscular disease that impacts her movements. Instead, they see works of art that have a lot of feeling and thought behind them. This is a feature in the work of any great artist. Karen takes real-life objects and adds her own twist to make them her own.
Another aspect of Karen's story that makes her art a great addition to the Spirit of Art show is the fact that she is a native to Nevada. The show focuses on artists in the local area, showcasing their work so individuals can see what local talent has produced and have the opportunity to help artists who live in the area.
About Karen Wheeler
Karen Sue Wheeler is an artist from America who was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a type of Muscular Dystrophy. She uses a "layering technique" which allows her to express her paintings in extreme detail. Each one of her works takes 150-500 hours to complete from start to finish. She lives in Henderson NV, and has artwork all over the world, including Ocotillo Gallery, AZ, and Art Access in Reno, NV. She is the only surviving professional artist in Southern Nevada with a neuromuscular disease. View her work at http://www.karenwheeler.com/