My name is Karl Haglund

I am an artist and photographer. 

"Variant 8"

Acrylic and spray paint on canvas

30x30 inches



"Root, 1983: We Found The Monster Under The Bed"

Acrylic, marker, pencil, oil pastel on canvas

48x48 inches


Available at: Gilded Pear Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


I work primarily with acrylic paint for its dry time - to accommodate my impatience.

I also heavily use:

Spray paint, Marker, Pencil

I use brushes. But, lately have been using items like: ink rollers, squirt bottles, scraps of cardboard, tape ...and whatever else may be handy to spread, spray, and splash paint onto the canvas. 

Recent Project:

Jason Isbell 1959 Les Paul Red Eye.

In mid February I was contacted by Jason's label - Southeastern Records - to do a painting of his 1959 Gibson Les Paul "Red Eye" guitar for the release of Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit's new album Reunions. The idea was to do a run of prints that would be given away with sales of this album at independent record stores. I think the coronavirus changed the idea a bit, so that it would be part of a pre-order deal, but still just through indie record stores.  

Independent record stores have been really good to me over the years, so I jumped at the chance. The prints are all gone now (as far as I know) and the original painting is sold. It was great to be a part of.

While this print and original is gone, I still have other guitar prints for sale in my etsy shop here:

I explore recognizable shapes but also like the freedom of the unrecognizable - choosing to focus primarily on shape, color and pattern. 

"Root In Relation To Place: I Fell In Love With The Apocolypse"

Acrylic and marker on canvas

48x48 inches


Available at: Gilded Pear Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

"Variant 2"

Acrylic and spray paint on canvas

48x48 inches


Available. Message for details.

I am also a photographer

I tend to focus mostly on artistic HS senior photography and engagement/couple sessions.
I am currently on hiatus from wedding photography. 

I view photography as another way to create art.

karl haglund artist and photographer

Artist and Photographer based in Northern Iowa.


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