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Meet Karin Palminteri of Modern Scapes Sketches in Northside

Today we’d like to introduce you to Karin Palminteri.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I have always liked to sketch when I was growing up. It was a way for me to clear my head and work out anything that was bothering me. Later on when I was married I seemed to lose that passion. Once I divorced and was raising my sons on my own. My passion came back. I would sketch to clear my head. I started going to DePaul University for my BA in Finance and took a few art classes which really unlocked my creativity. When I had free time I would walk around in the city and find a great view/ landmark and sketch for hours getting lost in my creation. While attending DePaul for my MBA program it really helped me how to understand how to start and run a company.

I decided I would like to try to start-up my own Art Gallery. I had my Gallery website professionally built and work closely with the team constantly brainstorming and perfecting it to this day.

One day I was looking at a few photos I took Downtown and thought wouldn’t it look cool if I took that photo and sketched out the remaining view! People started noticing my work and I started getting orders to turn their cherished photos into art pieces.

I had created a wedding piece capturing my son and daughter in law special day and everyone loved it so much that I’m currently offering my services as a Wedding Sketch Artist and will come to a wedding reception and capture their special day by creating a blended art piece using photography & charcoal pastel. Creating it live throughout the reception while guests can watch it come to life!

I love when I can capture someone’s special day or moment in time with the art piece I create for them that brings them so much joy. It’s so rewarding to me.

“Capturing Life’s Cherished Moments With a Modern Art Twist”

Has it been a smooth road?
It has been a very bumpy road but a fun one! I guess the struggles would be how to build and add context in my website to drive traffic, Marketing Target audience while staying focused and keeping my passion alive in my art.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
My business is based in Chicago, Illinois, Modern Scapes Sketches is home to the groundbreaking work of a local photographer and sketch artist. We provide unique, city-inspired modern works of art, personal/commissioned pieces are available upon request. Whether you need something for the home or office, or want to give a heartfelt gift to that special someone, we can help you.

We capture your cherished moments that have been photographed by sketching out the concepts of the photo, and then create a masterpiece that blends modern art and photography.

What makes me most proud of the company is how it brings such joy to our clients. I think what sets us apart from the rest it’s all original art and I’m told from a lot from of people that see my work, they tell me they have never seen anything like it.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I feel the City is a good place for my business because my art and passion is inspired from the city. I recommend people to start up a business in the city if they feel some connection that inspires them.

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