A member of the Kettle Moraine Fine Arts Guild, you’ll regularly find Karin Corteen painting, carving, collaging and painting with a good friend. She enjoys the collaboration of working with other artists and sharing feedback and is typically involved in a few projects at a time. She explains the process “keeps my work fresh and more enjoyable.”
A self-taught artist, color and design has always captivated Corteen. While working as a teacher, this interest manifested in the creation of extravagant bulletin boards for her classes.
In addition to teaching, Karin sold real estate and raised a family. As her boys were growing older, it was her participation in art classes at Cardinal Stritch University that was instrumental in renewing her passion for art.
Corteen’s works are fresh and whimsical, with each piece representing the principles of color and design most tastefully.