In 2019, Karen Iezzi did two paintings at a local studio and was unhappy with how they turned out. During the pandemic in 2020, she started lessons with family friend and local artist Gretchen Ten Eyck Hunt, hoping only to "fix" her paintings. She has been painting ever since and has also started to try charcoal sketching and different types of pastels.
When she is not studying art, Karen tries to focus on her day job as an attorney and on spending time with her English Shepherd, Marley. She lives in Satellite Beach.