How I Found My Muse, Abandoned a Toxic Relationship, and Launched a Joyful Adventure

Karen Espig
6 min readAug 6, 2021

It all started with a new pair of glasses

In my new studio — 2019, Ottawa, Canada

In late 2018, I re-launched myself as a professional artist. I also left my marriage. Both of these changes were long-overdue, and it was impossible to make the first without the second.

Karen Espig

I am a contemporary figure painter, working primarily in oils. I am also a Canadian Expat living in Albania. Follow my art and travel journey.