Corel Painter Master - Karen Bonaker

Name: Karen Bonaker
Occupation/Profession: Digital Artist and Educator
Employer: Freelance
Location: Prescott, AZ
Hobbies: Watercolor painting, Digital Photography, Gardening, Hiking


From the time Karen was very young, she enjoyed painting on whatever she could get her hands on and that included the walls of her house! She discovered the software program "Corel Painter" fifteen years ago and has since then has enjoyed creating images using a tablet and stylus. The same principles can be applied to painting digitally as in traditional media painting. The technique of "painting with digital light" enables her to have command of skills that are both traditional and state-of-the-art.

Karen's digital paintings are represented in the United States, as well as Europe. Karen's feeling is that everyone has the ability to draw and paint; we just need to learn how to develop our own gifts. Karen's classes encourage students through constructive critique, helping them to solidify fundamental natural media skills that can be applied digitally. Karen's paintings are typically started with sketches and developed from there.

Karen is a veteran of online digital art training. She is the founder of Digital Art Academy and the Proprietor of Painter Talk Forum; a forum dedicated to Painter and digital art. Karen looks forward to helping you explore the world of digital painting; it has been a wonderful journey for her!

Says Karen Bonaker

"When I think of all the students I have introduced to Painter over the years, it fills my heart with joy. There is nothing better than watching students grow in their artistic expression, and Painter has opened the door for many of them."