Karlyn has had a studio-gallery since 1968 and enjoys a full schedule of teaching workshops and painting in her studio. Karlyn’s watercolors paintings reflect a special kind of exuberance for her native area of Lake Superior and her travels around the world. Her paintings could be described as realism based on abstract structure. She has illustrated four children’s picture books, one illustrated book and four books titled Watercolor Fun and Free, Searching for the ArtistWithin, Watercolor-the Spirit of Spontaneity and Watercolor Without Boundaries and Watercolor Making Your Mark. Karlyn has taught on location all over the work, on three cruises in the Caribbean and for watercolor societies in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Japan and Ireland. She has an MA in Art from the University of Wisconsin and has taught at the college level for ten years.