Michelle & Emily welcome artist Karen Ann Jones to the podcast. They crack open two bottles of a 2012 Balverne Cabernet from Chalk Hill which explains why this is one of their longer episodes. There was so much to talk about one bottle wasn't enough. Sound familiar?
"Karen Ann Jones is a painter and clothing designer. She and her husband have a five story warehouse in downtown St. Louis, Missouri in the USA where they live with their little dog Gisele. Her painting studio, gallery and design company are all their building making her love where she lives. She is an oil painter, painting mostly figurative works and commissioned portraits. Through her art she empowers people to celebrate their uniqueness to feel strong and beautiful. She has also designed a clothing line featuring her artwork that she sells online and in different boutiques nation wide.
My goal in my work is to express my optimistic, happy, in love with life, quirky, deep, intimate and passionate perspective of life.
I choose my painting by recreating a visual of the feelings I am having at that moment. I get to spend personal time with that passionate feeling that I long to experience. This is probably why I don’t paint a painting in one day. I want to linger in that relationship."
The conversation "wines" its way through a myriad of topics: how Karen views her calling to paint as being a "Life Cheerleader" even during these COVID times; how it's affecting her desire to create and what she's drawn to painting; to how the law of attraction works; to a fun conversation about orgasms and how if everyone in the world had more orgasms it would put more positive energy out into the universe and the world would be happier!! (Finally, homework you'll LOVE!)
2012 Balverne Cabernet - more recent vintages available at the Wine Merchant