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The Artist Among Us
Some people experience the world through creation and Karen Riomondo is one of them. Our customers who know her probably worked with her to implement their system setups as their Business Analyst and Project Manager.
Karen shared that she paints for "pretty much one reason," namely because she finds it "very soothing and relaxing." Referring to painting as a "guilty pleasure", Karen finds herself able to shut the world out and take time for herself with a paintbrush in her hand.
The isolation of COVID gave her the opportunity to revisit the hobby and since then, she's created many works of art. You will find a selection of pieces in the slides below. Nearly all of Karen's art is given away to family and friends because she finds the joy in creating the art and sharing it with her favorite people.
Most recently, she has enjoyed painting 6" X 6" canvases of single flowers, two examples of which you can see below. Lately, she has taken to painting the smaller canvases because she gets her painting fix but can knock out a completed painting in a couple hours.
"All of my degrees are in the fine arts. Art feeds the soul but it does not pay the rent."
Those who know Karen appreciate her relentless organization, meticulous nature and task-oriented work ethic, but she has the heart of an artist and embraces the messy, subjective world of acrylic paint. This passion for creation gives her life a necessary balance and the kind of depth of character we are drawn to as a corporate culture.