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United States

Karie O'Donnell, born 1969
‘My joy is to recreate a beautiful moment with exceptional design & craftsmanship in every detail.’

Karie O'Donnell’s love for art and nature was cultivated during her childhood visits with her grandparents in North Carolina. As a Florida resident, moving often, she found peace in her summers there, taking art classes and drawing the wildlife. At 14, Karie's family relocated to Massachusetts where she focused on drafting. By 19, she was drawing the architectural plans for Etienne Aigne and was commissioned for numerous children’s portraits. 

Karie graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art with a BFA in Illustration. She studied architecture and graphic design at NYIT as well as photography with the University of Pittsburgh’s Semester at Sea, visiting 10 countries around the world. Karie is a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists and Member of the International Guild of Realism. She is a licensed Massachusetts Wildlife Rehabilitator. 

Karie’s oil paintings and graphite drawings have won numerous awards, exhibiting in Galleries and Museums across the country. 

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