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May 24, 2017

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 A fascination with miniatures inspired Alabama artist Karen Libecap to think big. But paint small.

The company: Tiny Paintings is based in Hoover, Ala. Libecap started doing tiny paintings in 2015.

The artist: Grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and was encouraged by her mother, an oil painter and sculptor, to pursue her passion for drawing and art. She attended Kent State University for graphic design and worked as an art director in Chicago, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. In 2009, she moved to Alabama. In 2013, she entered her first art competition and was awarded the Hoover Arts Alliance Award from the Alabama Pastel Society.

The goods: Realistic with keenly observed details, the tiny paintings ($100 to $200) are no larger than 1.25 inches by 1.25 inches (about the size of a quarter or postage stamp). Random and popular subjects include animals, books, celebrities, favorite foods, places, and vintage toys.

By the book: Learn how to draw and paint the art of the miniature in Libecap’s guidebook,” The Big Book of Tiny Art: ($21.95)

Where to buy: www.karenlibecap.com.

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One Comment
  1. Ava Shuster permalink

    Love it. Thanks

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