Karla Dornacher spends her time sketching and painting in her Vancouver,
Washington studio. She takes her inspiration from Gods Word, her family
and church, and from the beauty of the great Northwest. Karla and her husband,
Michael, have one daughter, Michelle (also an artist) and two precious
granddaughters, Alexis and Jessica.
A self-taught artist, Karla Dornacher painted her first serious
watercolor in 1993 to commemorate her daughters wedding. Amazed by her
undiscovered talent, Karlas friends and family encouraged her to pursue
her unique artistic gift. Over the next few years, Karla focused her energies
on creating illustrations linking the symbolism of elements of the home with
Scripture. She developed HeartBlossoms by Karla Dornacher, a collection
of warm, inviting images that reveal how lifes daily tasks and
surroundings can direct us to Gods love.
In 1997, J. Countryman, the top
inspirational gift book company in America, signed Karla to create a series of
books, featuring her distinctive art and text images. Her first three
best-selling books in the series, Love in Every Room, Down a Garden Path, and
Blessings of Friendship, which are all Best Sellers, masterfully combine color
and inspiration, Scripture and illustration. The text is truly an integral part
of the artistic design, with every word being hand-letteredright down to
the copyright page!
Gods word is very visual, states Karla Jesus painted
the most vivid pictures as He spoke with the people
He used word
pictures of everyday objects, things they were all familiar with, to express
spiritual truths. And if a simple rendering of a salt shaker can help a woman
to understand her value as the salt of the earth then I want to
help her see that visually as well as spiritually.
HeartBlossoms by Karla Dornacher now has a total of eight licensees
developing more than 100 products based on the brand. Karla observes, It
is truly amazing to see how God is multiplying the ministry of
HeartBlossoms by Karla Dornacher. I said, Here I am, Lord, send me,
through my artwork, to share the good news of who You are. He is, indeed,
answering that prayer.
Karla Dornacher Screen Saver
Love in Every Room
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