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Kari Waltz

 Waltz is a versatile artist who works in oils, acrylics, watercolor, graphite, pastels, charcoal, and pyrography (wood burning).  Most of her work is focused on realism where she explores the play of light on a subject or captures a special moment in time.  She is drawn to God’s creation and often works from her own photographs taken from hikes in the woods with her husband.
 
Waltz grew up in Texas and New Mexico and taught in the Texas and Georgia public school systems for 30 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Lubbock Christian University and completed a Masters in Educational Leadership from Georgia College and State University.  She has lived in Macon since 1986 and has been married to Brad for 33 years.  They have two daughters, Tawny and Kelcy, who both live in Athens, GA. 
 
Since her retirement, she has focused on pursuing art as a new career through commission work and teaching. She believes that learning is essential to reaching another level of skill and has attended workshops in portrait, landscape, and plein air painting.  Waltz has completed portrait work for Bernice King (Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter), The Atlanta Hawks Foundation, and Mercer University.  The reaction a client exhibits when a commissioned work is delivered reminds her of the fulfillment found in teaching when a student finally grasped a difficult concept.  It thrills her when someone who takes a class or workshop realizes the excitement of cre

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