Sister Karlyn Cauley has been a member of the Roman Catholic Religious Order, Sisters of the Divine Savior since 1961 and earned her art degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is well known in the U.S. for her original watercolors , prints and note cards as a folk artist of “Shaker Gift Drawings” Her early folk art is carried in many shaker Village Gift Shops and exhibits in the east and midwest galleries, Her folk art has brought people to an awareness of the need of simplicity in their lives and homes. The intricacies in the details of her accomplished watercolors reveal her talents as an artist.
The Gallery is a place where Sister Karlyn works and meets the public during visits. Many customers have commented that the gallery is a working studio where peace can be found. Sister maintains many small rooms in a beautiful atmosphere where surprising discovery of new paintings can be enjoyed by guests, Her originals are grouped by theme and guests are encouraged to walk from room to room during their visit. A small portion of these themes are available on line.
In the Salvatorian spirit of her ministry Sister Karlyn has continue to develop her artistic gifts for over 25 years. In her unique effort as a Folk artist she brings joy to others and beauty to homes. Sister Karlyn has been featured in many newspapers, on both radio and television. Sister Karlyn's brother is also an ordained minister, Rev. Michael J. Cauley, OSM (Brother Michael) who is the President and Presiding Bishop of the Universal Life Church World Headquarters.