Starting just in August 2022, Karen Mackley took her first art class with Gallery500's own Paulo Jimenez. Having had no previous experience or knowledge about art, she dove into it as a way to cope with difficult experiences. Now her connection to art has grown and she is dedicated to following her heart to keep painting.
"I really had a hard time and was seeking God for a way to get through what I had to go through. I had no idea but I was completely allowing God to work. God has used my artwork in a way that has been healing for me and others."