Rhapsody In RedA lifelong artist, Kara Findley Gladish began working with acrylics in 2012. She has shown paintings at the Propylaeum in downtown Indianapolis and debuted at the 2014 Broad Ripple Art Fair’s Emerging Artist area.

Her technique constantly evolves but always reflects exuberant creativity. She begins with a concept and colors in mind but allows her paintings to take their own direction, liberated by the freedom of the abstract genre. Her Impressionist-style brushwork pieces are full of movement, while her palette knife works reveal depth and passion. She has also recently began experimenting with fluid acrylic pouring techniques. Major influencers of Kara’s art include Joan Mitchell, Claude Monet, and Vincent van Gogh.

Kara grew up in Indianapolis and attended North Central High School followed by Indiana University in Bloomington. Now that she and her husband live in Indy’s Old Northside neighborhood, she draws inspiration from the area’s calming yet vivacious spirit. When she’s not painting, she works at a tech company and enjoys traveling, biking, reading, mixing up a mean chili or sangria, and making her friends laugh. Through her art, she aspires to share her passion for life.

Like Kara’s style? Please see the below paintings – they are available unless marked “SOLD.” Or, want to commission the perfect piece based on your desired style, colors, and size? You can contact her for a customized painting!

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