About Painting Your Soul

Painting Your Soul is the creation of Karen Hanlon, CLC, CPC. A former educator certified in elementary education and gifted studies, Karen knew that art, and specifically painting had a profound effect on her students, helping to calm, engage and build their self-esteem. Karen took this knowledge and applied it to a turbulent time in her life, which led to the creation of the Soul Care program. Karen found peace, healing, learning and enjoyment at a time when none of that felt possible. Knowing many people deal with these same struggles Karen took her knowledge, and developed an impactful step-by-step program to help people health and connect with their inner self through art, meditation and journaling.

Karen is Certified Life Coach and a Certified Professional Coach. She works with patients in the Tampa Bay area, using the Soul Care program to empower and help them become more confident and secure in all areas of their lives. A graduate of the Florida Southern College, Karen is also active in a variety of community charities, she has been a fundraiser for UPARC, which supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; The Salvation Army’s Sallie House for abused and neglected children; The Morton Plant Mease family of hospitals; and Grandma’s House of Hope, providing shelter to economically and physically at-risk individuals. When she was a resident of California, she worked extensively at Mariner’s Church in Newport Beach, hosting Soul Care workshops for their Care and Recovery groups. As an abstract artist herself, she was invited to work out of the Laguna Art Gallery in Laguna Beach, where she was spotlighted in “Joli Magazine”. Her experience as an educator and a facilitator of workshops all over the country has demonstrated the crucial role creative arts plays in opening pathways to self-awareness and personal growth for individuals of all ages and stages of life.

Karen has a son and a daughter, and resides in Belleair Beach, Florida.