Karli Janell Tucker is a Southern California based artist and illustrator. She specializes in portraits in oil or watercolor and illustrations in pen and ink and mixed media. She uses muted colors and greyscale often but is known to dabble in bright colors here and there.

Karli focuses on drawing out the beauty from the darkness of her own life as well as her paintings. She paints moody figures in scenes of delightfully bright and sparkly colors.

Phone- 951.401.0470
Instagram- @ilrak
Twitter- @karlijanell



Traditional Art Skills:
Portrait Art, Figure Drawing/Painting, Graphic Design, Illustration,skilled in many traditional mediums:

·      Oil, Acrylic, Gauche and Watercolor paint

·      Pen and Ink, Charcoal and Graphite

Technical Skills:

Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop, Illustrator and Lightroom), Corel Painter, Microsoft Office,Photography


Academy of Art University, BFA in Illustration

Santa Monica City College, Entertainment Technology

Mt San Jacinto College, Certificate in Multimedia


Contract and Commissioned Works (Gallery Shows listed nextpage):

·      Several Graphic Design, Photo Retouch andIllustrations- references available

·      Several private partyportrait commissions- references available

·      Several private partyillustration commissions- references available

Gallery Shows:


·     Mermaid Show, LaBodega Gallery- San Diego,CA

·     HallspaceDrawing Project- Boston, MA

·     La Luz De JesusGallery Coaster Show- Los Angeles, CA 

·     StarlightBazaar, (every month from May to October) Temecula,CA

·     Members Only-Phallus Art Show, Mesheeka- SD, CA 

·     Palate Cleansed(water themed show)- Temecula, CA

·     LA Women Resist(benefit show for Together We Will and L.A.M.B.)- Los Angeles, CA

·     Palate Enflamed(fire themed show)- Temecula, CA

·     Art Unites (benefitshow for Music Education)- San Diego, CA


·     Palate- Temecula, CA

·     Art Night SF- San Francisco, CA

·     Amber Rose SlutWalk Gallery (benefit)- LosAngeles, CA

·     La luz De JesusGallery Coaster Show- Los Angeles, CA

·     Solo Show atTemecula Cheese Company- Temecula, CA


·     80s Themed Showat Thumbprint Gallery- December 2014
San Diego, CA

Donnie Darko Themed Show at Hill Street Country Club Gallery- October2014
Oceanside, CA

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