Artist Bio - Story Art

Karen Alsop is an international award winning Australian, Melbourne based photographic digital artist. Expanding on two decades of photographic and graphic design experience, Karen brings photography and art together to create stunning artworks that tell a story and take the viewer into another world.

Specialising in Portrait Art, her digital portraiture captures the personality and character of her subjects by placing them within a visual story highlighting their interests. Karen uses the power of Photoshop to composite multiple captures together, making the impossible possible within her art.

The Heart Project, founded in January 2016 by Karen, sees her using her compositing skills to give children with severe disabilities the wings to fly. The Heart Project is bringing hope worldwide to children and families through the power of photography.

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*2019 AIPP Victorian Commercial Photographer of the Year Finalist

*2018 AIPP Australian Pet/Animal Photographer of the Year

*2017 Highest Scoring Print - AIPP Australian Animal Photographer of the Year Awards

* 2016 Advertising Australian Photographer of the Year 

* 2016 WPPI Wedding Contemporary of the Year First Place

* 2015 Victorian AIPP Epson Signature Worthy Award Recipient

* International Award Winner

* Featured on CNN, Huffington Post, Take 5 Magazine, Daily Mail, Mashable, Buzz Feed, The Today Show, Vanity Fair, PetaPixel, FStoppers, .Mic, Kidspot, Practical Parenting, MSN, Yahoo, 89.9 LightFM, 3AW, Reddit, and more.

* The Heart Project founder

* International Educator and Keynote Speaker

* Incite Speaker (AIPP Event)

* Adobe Max Instructor (USA) * Adobe Make It Instructor (APAC)

* Adobe Symposium Keynote Speaker

* PhotoPlus Speaker (USA)

* Refocus Retreat Organiser and Keynote Speaker

* NZIPP Keynote Speaker

* CreativeLive Educator

* Photoshop Cafe Author

* AIPP Master of Photography - M.Photog

* WPPI Associate Member

* SWIPP Member

* NZIPP Honours

* Internationally Published in Print and Online (Better Photography, Capture Magazine)

* Featured on Television (Snap Happy TV, CNN and The Today Show, The Project, Ch 7 News, Ch. 9 News)

* Featured on Photobizx (x 2)

* Nikon Z Ambassador and Speaker

* Adobe Influencer (Adobe APAC)

* EIZO Ambassador

* Wacom Ambassador (Wacom Australia)

* Canson Infinity Ambassador

* Tether Tools Ambassador

* Smugmug Ambassador

* Author of ‘Once Upon a Time’ and ‘The Get Well Tree’

* Feature educator at Amersham Studios UK

* Supported by Kayell Australia

* Keynote Speaker for EIZO

* Child Photo Competition repeat winner

* Snap Happy TV features Season 1 and Season 3 with appearance Season 2

* Two decades of Photography and Graphic Art experience

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