See Karen's newest work at ECHO Gallery, in the Station House at The Depot in Calistoga, California, beginning Saturday, February 7, 2015 through the end of March — in a show of the fine art of Karen Lynn Ingalls, Janet Berrien, and Joe Kowalczyk! ECHO is open Thursday through Sunday, from noon to 6 PM. It's in the back section of the Station House, upstairs in the mezzanine.
Color, Color, Color
Napa Valley painter Karen Lynn Ingalls creates work with vibrantly charged color. Her colorist landscape paintings of rural California often employ yellows and oranges, and warm blues and greens that glow with a warmth redolent of a kind of eternal summer, a kind of archetypal last, golden hour of the day.
Although her colors change depending on the seasons, the landscape, the time of day, and what interests her, she frequently returns to this palette, which she describes as containing "a kind of visual Vitamin C." It is these colors that people often remark on as drawing them into her work. They are the colors of a golden state — perhaps a California that is a state of mind, or a state of the heart.