Karen Durishin of Waterfall Acrylics, LLC is a northern Virginia-based mixed-media artist who has been working primarily with fluid acrylic paint and epoxy resin for the last five years. Karen is self-taught and has been dabbling with Mixed Mediums, in one form or another, since 2014, and became a full-time artist in 2019.
Karen’s work has been shown in multiple art galleries in the Washington DC area, and she is the recipient of several awards from juried shows. Most recently, she was selected to be the substantive expert judge for the Discovery+ TV show “Meet Your Maker” airing in late November. Karen is well known for her use of color and has a keen eye for composition. To date she has sold over 1000 pieces of fluid art, and teaches regularly from her home in northern Virginia. Her work can be viewed on most social media platforms and her website under her business name Waterfall Acrylics. Karen is married and has a teenage daughter.
In Karen's classes you will learn canvas prep, pouring recipes and everything you need to know to pour the perfect Blooms. The course breakdown is as follows -
Beginner Class 1 - Blooms, mixing and blowing by mouth.
Beginner Class 2 - Blooms, spinning and using a hair dryer
Intermediate Class - Deconstructed Blooms with a hair dryer and tilting.
Blooming Supplies: If available, and booking into Beginner Class 2 and the Intermediate Class, please bring the hair dryer you use for your artwork. I want you to be comfortable using the same product at home that we use in the classroom. A variety of paint types (tube paint, fluid acrylics, and pigments) will be made available, however, if you have an 'exotic' color you'd like to use please bring it with you. There will be limited hair dryers on hand for anyone that doesn't have one or forgets theirs on the day.