Karen Lynn Ingalls is a working artist and California credentialed teacher who lives in the Napa Valley.
Her artwork, including paintings, drawings, collages, and life–sized painted sculptures, have been exhibited, and can be found in collections, on both west and east coasts of the United States, and a few places in between, too.
Karen is mostly known for her brilliantly colored landscape paintings of rural California.
Originally a painter and drawer of people, she began painting endangered landscapes – places threatened by development – as she worked with others to save a threatened wetlands area in Monterey County. Enchanted by the land, its colors, and its spirit, she continues painting colorist landscapes of rural California.
Karen also draws and paints abstract and mixed media acrylic paintings, and creates block prints, using methods that she enjoys sharing with others in her classes and workshops.
Karen has taught art classes and workshops in a variety of subjects to adults and children. She taught for Napa Valley College Community Education, and currently teaches art classes and workshops for adults and mature teens at the Calistoga Art Center, as well as private, group, and corporate workshops.