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#Slideshow | Karle Norman

SLIDESHOW is a series of brief conversations with creative minds where we talk about their work and how it has evolved.

Sponsored by Hyatt’s All Things Creative.


I spoke with Karle Norman (@karle_norman) , a teacher and artist, living in working in Buffalo, who specializes in multimedia and acrylics. We talked about his process, how he became interested in art, and what inspires him. “I started at a very young age making art under the instruction of my grandmother. Art was an escape for me.” He went on to say that he’s “kept a sketchbook for over 25 years and even though it wasn’t academic, I took it very seriously and try to push myself to be better.”

Karle was recently featured at one of Hyatt’s monthly pop-up events on August 7. His art focuses on portraiture and landscapes, saying he draws inspiration from people he sees at the airport or bus stops. He looks for the depth in the individuals he draws. “I try with my work to show their underlying similarities that we all have and highlight empathy as something that we all should have for each other.”

You can check out Karle’s work and purchase on his website and Instagram.

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Photography by Vin Berbano
Author Zoe Oleshansky
Edited and produced by George Johnson

Written by Zoe Oleshansky

Zoe Oleshansky

Zoe Oleshansky is a graphic designer and contributor for Buffalo Rising. She graduated with a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons The New School For Design. She loves Buffalo but hates the cold.

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