Thursday, June 10, 2010

From Pennsylvania Karenfaulknerart

I am so excited that I am in my second week of my weekly featured artist series.
This week, I am honored to introduce Karenfaulknerart who creates peaceful and soothing watercolor paintings from Pennsylvania.

S: What is your name and what is the story behind your shop’s name?

K: My name is Karen Faulkner, and as you can see, my shop karenfaulkneart is named after me. Not terribly creative!

S:When did you start your business?

K: I've been painting watercolors for about twelve years now, starting first strictly as a hobby and later selling them locally since about 2004, by word of mouth, in local shops on consignment and taking commissions. I opened my Etsy shop in June 2007 thinking "let's see if I can sell ten or even twenty watercolors". I have never imagined this level of success, recently having reached 750 Etsy sales.

S: What are your motivations / inspirations in creating your work?

K: Nature, emotions, love, healing, serenity.

S: Tell us about your daily routines.

K: I don't always do it in the same order every day, except that brewing is always first. I check e-mails for orders and get them carefully packaged and addressed for shipping. I see if I'm low on inventory of any prints, or if there are any new recently sold originals that I think would reproduce nicely. I paint! The best days for that are when the morning sun is shining in the windows near my drafting table and I can look out and see the birds and flowers. Usually I play music while I'm painting.

S:What is your favorite book?

K: Tough to choose one, I'm an avid reader. I like "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron and return it often.

S: What was your last travel destination?

K: Arizona! It was my fifth time there. It has inspired a couple of my abstract paintings.

S: What do you do to relax?

K: Walk and ride bike on nearby trails, go to gym, cook, plant herbs and flowers, read, listen to music, have lunch with friends. A day with all of those plus creating some art would be an ideal day!


Karen was so generous to offer any of her giclee 4x6 fineart prints for her giveaway. If you want to be a lucky winner please follow the steps. It is pretty simple!

Please visit her etsy shop and post a comment under this post with the LINK of your favorite item from her shop and please don't forget to add your e-mail address.

Please follow my blog .

The giveaway will open to US only and will end June 17 at midnight! The winner will be chose using



Periay said...

Lovely article..Thank you..

Katie said...

I love this print thanks for the great giveaway!
engh.katie at gmail dot com

Brooke said...

I love. Have your store favorited as I will be returning.
Thanks for the chance.
shutterboo at gmail dot com

Dreamy Vintage said...

Great interview! Thank you for teh giveaway so many beautiful choices: "daydream" is my favorite

my e-mail: dreamyvintage-at-gmail

NewMoonStudio said...

I always loved her simple and elegant designs. Thank you so much for the great interview.

I love everything on the shop but my heart goes for this one.

Blue Barn Quilts said...

ALL of her prints are gorgeous, but this one strikes a cord!


Also, THANK YOU for only having one way to enter! So much simpler and fair.

Melissa said...

Love watercolors, they remind me of my grandma! Especially love this one:


Sarah said...

There are just too many that I love! I especially love


Karen Faulkner said...

Thanks everyone, and thanks FloweredSky! By the way, that one answer referred to brewing COFFEE each morning (not beer or anything else!) Missed that when I read over the article pre-posting :) Can't wait to see who the lucky winner is and which print they choose!

Amy said...

Love them all -
this one is my favorite:

So refreshing!


~ Cee ~ said...

I love the Indigo Blossoms:

ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

Laurie said...

I love this beautiful!
Blue Heart original watercolor painting 4x6 inches

Thanks so much!

Elena (Tickled Pink Knits) said...

Lovely work. I like the "Indigo Blossoms" -- -- print, among many others. Thanks!

tickledpinkknits AT gmail DOT com

AM said...

I'm a blog follower.

My favorites are the indigo blossoms and aqua loves indigo prints.

Thanks for the giveaway!

(email in blogger profile)

Jenny said...

I'm a new follower

here is my favorite:

Thanks so much for the giveaway - these prints are very beautiful!

jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

Amber said...

I follow your blog and this is my favorite print:
Thank you for the giveaway :)

Linda Kish said...

I like the Indigo Blossoms giclee fine art print

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

StephanieC said... i'd love this one! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

BLUEYEDUCKstudios said...

innocence .... the title captures the sweetness and softness perfectly - truy lovely :)

wonderful art & artist - <3 KAREN!!!


AmbreRose said...

I think the Spring Sunshine giclee fine art print looks so spring like and happy. ambrerose(!at)

Susan C. said...

All of these are gorgeous, I couldn't stop looking at them!

The orchids just called to me. Thanks for the giveaway!

spcase (at) gmail (dot) com

Kiitty said...

This is my favorite print -

Julie said...

I honestly think her work is absolutely beautiful. I really like: thanks for the giveaway

Heather said...

I like the
jswandrn at gmail

Tylerpants said...

I'm a follower. My fave is the lovely
Cotton Candy Flowers giclee fine art print

trixx said...

Love the Teal Turquoise Explosion giclee fine art print. Wow!