Karen Kluglein began her career as anillustrator after graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 1980, with Dannon, Ragu, Pillsbury, Nabisco, The Atlantic Monthly, IBM, and Calvin Klein among her varied list of clients. After attending an American Society of Botanical Artists exhibit in the 1990s, Karen knew that her experience painting detailed food illustrations (such as berries and herbs) and her style were a great fit for the genre. In addition to teaching in-person workshops at the New York Botanical Garden and on eastern Long Island, and selling original art, prints, and instructional downloads and DVDs on her website, Karen also licenses her work, which can be seen on Celestial Seasonings packaging and on paper goods by Caspari Inc. Karen has won Best in Show and Best Painting in Show at the International Exhibition, and the Dianne Bouchier Award For Excellence in Botanical Art in 2010. She lives on Long Island, in East Hampton, New York. To see more of her work, visit botanical-paintings.com.