Live painting auction, Mardi Gras 2015
Live painting auction, Mardi Gras 2015

Welcome to paintings by Alabama artist Karla Shackleford Conway. Working from my home overlooking Lake Logan Martin, I paint primarily in acrylics. After a career in corporate advertising, public relations, and nonprofit fundraising, I am pleased to be able to spend more time painting. I am influenced by the beauty of the place I call home, especially the abundant bird population of the Southern United States.

For the past few years, I've also been teaching basic fun art classes where students finish a painting during a 3-hour class. These classes are done as a fundraiser for the local food bank and have raised thousands of dollars to feed the hungry in our community. We have a lot of fun at these classes and have had some students go on to more serious painting as a result.