Karen Louise Lowry


Occasionally, the most rewarding gifts you receive are the ones you give yourself. One birthday a few years back, I flew myself to Italy for a week in Florence, Venice, and Rome, respectively. Immediately enamored with the aesthetics and colors of the country, I returned quickly for an artist residency in Umbria’s medieval hilltop town, Monte Costello Di Vibio at the International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture. Among 250 residents, vistas of olive groves and the daily tolling of church bells, the place ignited me with quiet inspiration.

© 2015 Karen Louise Lowry