Karen Lynn Ingalls
Painting; Teaching Artist; Writing; Drawing
Karen Lynn Ingalls is a working artist and California credentialed teacher in Napa Valley, whose artwork, including paintings, drawings, collages, and life-sized painted sculptures, have been exhibited in venues as far ranging as Lincoln Center in New York City, the Monterey Conference Center, and the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, and can be found in collections on both west and east coasts of the United States and a few places in between.
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. Enchanted by the land, its colors, and its spirit, she now paints colorist landscapes of rural California.
Karen’s artwork, and articles about it, have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Napa Valley Register, the North Bay Bohemian, the Calistoga Tribune, the Weekly Calistogan, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the St. Helena Star, the Salinas Californian, the Monterey Herald, and the Monterey County Coast Weekly, among others. She has also been interviewed about her artwork on radio stations KVYN in Napa, by Kellie Fuller, and KAZU in Pacific Grove, by John McNally, and television station KCBS Sacramento, Channel 13, by Macy Jenkins.
Karen, a former high school teacher, currently teaches art classes and workshops for adults and mature teens at the Calistoga Art Center, as well as private, group, and corporate workshops.