"There is a lot of talent out there, but it takes persistence. You just have to want it as much as breathing." Karen Lorena Parker says. Karen is a successful artist who's paintings have been in a few publications. Some including Vancouver Sun, Western Living and many others. She was born in South America and she grew up in Calgary, Alberta. Dedicating her life to art at such a young age, Karen has had the opportunity to work in many areas of art. Some of these include graphic arts, 3-D models, sculpting and of course, painting. Karen believes that with thick skin and perseverance, anyone who is willing to work at it can be an artist. Karen now lives in British Columbia, Canada.