An introduction to the artist
Karen Lynn Ingalls began drawing as soon as she could clutch a crayon, and drew constantly and precociously (never stick figures, according to her mother).
She is mostly known for her brilliantly colored landscape paintings of rural California, although she began as a drawer and painter of people.
Karen's artwork, and articles about it, have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The North Bay Bohemian, the Calistoga Tribune, The Weekly Calistogan, the Napa Valley Register, the St. Helena Star, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the North Bay Bohemian, the Salinas Californian, the Monterey Herald, and the Monterey County Coast Weekly, among others.
She has also been interviewed about her artwork for television by Macy Jenkins for CBS Sacramento Channel 13, on radio stations KVYN in Napa, by Kellie Fuller, and KAZU in Pacific Grove, by John McNally, and for internet podcast by Pete Cossaboon.
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 in Acrylic Painting and art workshops for adults and mature teens at the Calistoga Art Center, as well as private, group, and corporate workshops.