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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

New Work - and they're ABSTRACTS!

It's been a while since I have posted new work, for two reasons! Over the Summer I did not have much free time to even step foot in the studio, and when I did go back in a few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to go a different direction and try something I have wanted to try for a while - ABSTRACTS. I have not abandoned my contemporary landscapes, this is just what I am happy creating right now! These are all quite large and will be posted on the website soon. Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed "figuring them out" (hint-lots of layers)! Still a lot of color, but most are combined with a nice neural palette!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New work!

I have actually had this one finished for a while, but just now getting around to photographing and posting!
"Scenic Route"
oil on canvas

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery Solo Show Opening this weekend!

"Nooks & Crannies"
36x36, oil on canvas
Charlotte, North Carolina artist Karen Alley opens her first solo show in Charleston with COLORing Outside the Lines. The artist says, "COLORing Outside the Lines has always suggested non-conformity to me, and that is what I am constantly thinking about when designing my paintings. Whether it is an unexpected color, or view, or brushstroke, I always want something to be out of the ordinary - colored outside the lines!"

The landscapes and waterscapes seen in this collection were designed to make the viewer stop, look, and take in the energy they create. That energy can be found in the usage of bold color, the angle of the view, or a random red tree! Alley's deft use of brushwork, along with lots of palette knife and the occasional finger paint serves only to enhance this energy.

Event Dates: 10/1/2014 - 10/31/2014
Reception: 10/3/2014  5-8 pm
Location: Ellis-Nicholson Gallery
Phone Number: 843-772-5353
1 1/2 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Monday, August 4, 2014

Huge Summer Studio Sale!

Over 30 pieces included - all sizes.

I've been saying for about two years that I was going to dig deep into my studio to clean and clear everything out.  Well I finally got to it...... AND ALL OF THESE PIECES ARE DISCOUNTED AT LEAST 50%!  Some are pieces I have had in inventory for a while, others are studies I did for larger paintings, and then there are pieces I did in specialized workshops.  All are in perfect condition, I just need room for new ones! Please scroll down to the description to see if it includes a frame.  If it does not, and it is a 12x12, 11x14, or smaller I will gladly add a frame for $15, assuming I have one in stock to fit it.  Anything larger than that just ask and I will get you a price.  If you live in Charlotte and would like to come by and look, contact me and we can work that out.  Shipping within the continental USA is 15% of the sales price and all sales are final.  Please contact me with any questions!  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New Spring work!

Lots of new work coming off the easel lately.  I continue to enjoy creating my semi-abstract landscapes/seascapes and working in the happy blue/green family - it is FINALLY Spring after all!  

"Crystal Clear"
20x20 oil on canvas, $995

"Light of Day"
24x30, oil on canvas, $1440

"In Awe"
40x30, oil on canvas, $2200

"Partly Cloudy"
36x36, oil on canvas, $1950

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Recent works!

January was filled with the "30 Paintings in 30 Days" challenge and February was filled with some fun are a few.  Starting another tomorrow.  Thank you to all who have entrusted me to capture a special memory for them!

"A Double Promise"

"Kiawah Gold"

"Rachel In The Sand"

"Charleston Sidewalk"

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Valentine's Day is next week!

How about an original piece of art for that special someone on Valentine's Day!?  Here are some possibilities: