In a nutshell, I wanted to be an illustrator when I started college. Instead, I ended up helping my parents run a business - and after losing both my mom and dad - I became the owner. My shop was in business for nearly 32 years, I recently closed up for good.

After 15+ years of not doing any art, in 2004 I started painting. I sold enough on eBay to build a studio in my back yard - then began using oils for the first time.

That lead to selling more paintings on eBay - then a year later I entered work in a gallery. A year later, I entered into another gallery, then another. Now I’m in

a comfortable place - doing larger works for those three galleries while I continue to paint small pieces that frequently auction on eBay.

I take my camera everywhere, paint from those photos - moments in time, people just doing their thing.

That’s about it. Thanks for your interest.

I do appreciate it.

  1. -Karin J



My name is Karin Jurick.

I paint for a living.

Favorite Color: Depends on the weather

Favorite Reading: I read newspapers and news magazines.

Favorite Movies I watch over and over again: The Blues Brothers, Citizen Ruth, Basquiat , Little Miss Sunshine, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Lawrence of Arabia & The Big Lebowski.

Favorite Food: Greek & Mexican when I eat out.  M&M’s for chocolate.

Favorite Artists: Lucian Freud, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth & Wayne Thiebaud

People I listen to:  Neil deGrasse Tyson, Malcolm Nance, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell, Chris Hayes, Michael Beschloss...

Favorite Music: top favorites are

Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, Van Morrison - I still like 70’s music,

Tony Bennett & Jim Croce.

Favorite TV: Seinfeld, Drunk History, MSNBC News

Favorite city:  Chicago

Favorite things to do: Be with my man and my dogs, paint, conquer the NY Times Sunday crossword puzzle and visit art museums and vote.

Least favorite things to do:

Pay taxes, fly on airplanes, count calories and listen to Trump.

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