Santa Barbara has influenced my art on many different levels. Not only because I see the ocean every day with it’s sail boats, hike in the glorious sunshine most days of the year, or walk on the beach... There are many people who have encouraged and helped me along the way here.
Ask Karen about a particular painting and she'll likely have an enchanting story about it - a journey, a dream, or an inspired moment. Karen's work has been described as "earthy, soulful and primitive, yet sophisticated."
Subjects that have always most attracted me have been the human figure and portraits. My style is romantic realism and it has evolved slightly towards abstract. It is about making life more beautiful and interesting then it really is while keeping it realistic. About 10 years ago I started to paint animals, and flowers became part of my repertoire after I moved to Santa Barbara.
Our new collection of doormats from The Rope Company are now back in stock! Hand woven in Maine with ropes also made in Maine, these doormats will withstand all of our natural elements without sacrificing style and elegance. With easy cleaning and added UV protection to prevent fading or bleeding, these doormats are made to last and have qickly become a customer favorite!
Is there anything better than getting cozy on the couch with a great throw blanket? With some cooler temps in our area, throw blankets have become the morning and evening staple! From cashmere to organic cotton, linen and alpaca, our throws are a wonderful addition to any living or bedroom.
There is no question Paul Smith is one of the most whimsical and playful designers in the business. From his highly tailored menswear collection, to his laugh out loud graphics on his attaché kits and wallets, his humor resonates throughout his brand. We have had the pleasure of selling Paul Smith for nearly two decades, and each season it's as fun as the year before....