Karen Mayer is a born artist and creative with a renewed passion for living my healthiest life.
She started Savvy Art in 2010 after realizing that she needed refuge from the complications of life in order to be at her best.
There she was, 10 years ago, working full-time, tending to every family member's needs, craving a well designed home from the magazine articles, but staring at blank walls and posters from long past university days.
Then, something amazing happened...
One day, she listened to an article on the radio about New York couple Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, who, over the course of 46 years, amassed an art collection of 3,900 pieces, worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The story was so special because Herbert and Dorothy were not wealthy. They simply loved art and supported young artists just getting started.
Herbert worked for the post office and never earned more than $23,000 per year. Dorothy was a librarian. Her salary was used to cover their living expenses while his salary went to purchasing art they loved. Eventually, they donated their entire collection to the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., where others could enjoy it just as they had.
Karen got so inspired! Instantly it became crystal clear to her how to buy great art for her home and elevate her lifestyle. Since she is a life-long artist with a business degree, she felt the confidence to make her renewed passion a business, so she could help others do the same. She had found a way to give herself much needed rejuvenating energy.
She quit her job. She was so compelled to do this. Her inner artist was rejuvenated!
She started visiting artists in their studios to learn from them. She created a website to feature artists and their work. But she didn’t stop there. She studied different types of art and services for all budget levels. And then, she began creating art styling and educational resources for art buyers.
She calls the art styling and helping art buyers “Savvy Art”.