Originally from Chicago, Ken Karlic's earliest memories are of drawing, but it wasn't until he began to travel in his mid 20s that he started painting in watercolors. This began a three decades long refinement of his techniques, which continues today. Ken enjoys painting with a sense of urgency and passion that is more about capturing the essence rather than the specifics of any location.

Ken Karlic studied architecture, painting and graphic design at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and he received a BFA in graphic design in 1986. Ken is a founding partner of the Baltimore-area firm Splice Design Group, with clients including the Guggenheim Foundation and Smithsonian Institution. He is a weekly instructor at Chesapeake Fine Art Studio in Stevensville MD and he is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein-Air Painters Association (MAPAPA), a Signature Artist Member of Baltimore Watercolor Society and a Signature Artist Member of Noyes Museum of Art at Stockton University in New Jersey.


Father and Son and Their El Camino, photograph by the amazing Christopher Myers Photography