I am motivated by an insatiable desire to learn & understand, to search for answers, and explore. My personal satisfaction and fulfillment come from constant change and continuous evolution. Painting and creative practice are the methods I use to guarantee my progression as a human being and fuel my mental health & overall wellbeing.
I am viscerally impassioned by color. The mere process of setting up my supplies to work changes my world. All conscious thinking immediately dissipates, and I become completely submerged in the now, an entirely different state of mind from the day to day business.
Through intuitive painting I am able to express intangibles of the human spirit, it's essence, with truth and honesty put on vulnerable display. Putting your most inner-self out there is often uncomfortable - however the reward of being authentic to your true nature is incredibly rewarding.
Karen Isailovic is a creative visionary, born and raised in Maryland. Beginning in 2002 she began training as a painter through courses in the continuing studies departments at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. After exploring multiple genres and mediums, in 2015 Karen dove deep into abstract painting.
She opened Root Studio in Columbia in 2017 with plans to find a permanent home in Catonsville in 2020. The Covid 19 pandemic put plans on hold for finding a permanent studio space, forcing her to run operations out of her home in Columbia, Maryland and a temporary work space in Catonsville.
She is the mother to two grown daughters and former business owner of a general contracting company, Prime Corporation, from 1991 - 2001.