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.
Give your sweetheart, and yourself, a little treat of lace this Valentine's Day. We have the most elegant and beautiful selection of intimates from Xirena that will make everyone's heart sing. Swing on by and pick yours up before they are gone!
We are thrilled that our new collection of Campomaggi just arrived! There are quite a few new styles, like this beautiful tote, and a couple classics in new colors. We would also like to send our love to the Campomaggi family as they recover from a destructive warehouse fire. Fortunately there were no people involved. We are thinking of you all!
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!