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About Me

HI! I'M KAREN

I'm all about authenticity. Some people go through life with huge circles of friends and many nicknames, but not me. Only my two sisters called me Karenlou.

So my company, Karenlou Creates, reminds me each and every day, to remain humble, because life is precious, opportunities are gained and lost in the bat of an eye, and yet, we all deserve to have joy in our lives.

I firmly believe we're all creative, and my art is meant to be shared. I'd be honored if my work provides you a pleasant pause in your day, triggering a sentimental memory, a longing of what could be, a glimmer of hope, or simply a beaming smile to brighten your day.

My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.

Thanks for stopping by!  Come back often a I continue to share my journey with you.  -karen



Inspiration

I take my inspiration from people I encounter and places I've been. Sometimes just a word or smell gets my creative juices flowing!

Here are a few of my favorite quotes...

"You can't use up creativity... The more you use, the more you have."
              Maya Angelou

"If you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life."
              Frank Lloyd Wright

Techniques

I think of myself as an oil painter, but have recently moved into acrylics and web-based design. There's something so relaxing about working in oils, especially since I love texture and working with my palette knife. Acrylics dry so much faster, which brings its own nuance of allowing layer upon layer with just a little something popping through from a layer beneath. And technology, well I'm kinda geeky since much of the rest of my life is spent creating online learning technology.

Career Highlights

Way back in college I changed my major from Business Administration (yuck!) to Graphic Arts. While it certainly brought me a lot of joy, I didn't really move into oil painting until a few years ago. I've been blessed to be part of four brick and mortar gallery shows and look forward to more opportunities like that now that our lives are starting to open back up a bit, post-pandemic.

Take time to do what makes your soul happy!

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For merchandise and prints, we will provide a no charge replacement or refund for any quality issues. We may request to have the presentation / order returned to us and would provide a return shipping label. We do not provide a refund based on customer preference. We will provide a refund or a no charge replacement for any orders damaged in shipping. For a refund or replacement, please contact us here: https://www.karenloucreates.com/contact There’s a 15% restocking fee that is applied for any order canceled or exchanged. For original purchased artwork, please contact karen@karenloucreates.com directly.

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