KAREN WALLO: Art from the heart

Former lounge singer draws inspiration from inner wellspring for paintings

By JAN HOGAN

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Drooling tubes of paint lie waiting on her dining room window ledge. An easel occupies central space in the

room. After 20 years of putting painting on the back burner and singing full time, Karen Wallo of Summerlin

began immersing herself in her life's passion, painting, eight years ago. Art is in her blood. Wallo is the niece

of Maurice Valo, famous Czechoslovakian artist of the 1930s.