Karen Winters Collector Testimonials

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After a year plus of hiking the Orinda Hills almost daily, my husband and I wanted to commission a painting of that area. I googled California landscapes and found Karen. From the start to the finish she has been a delight to work with. She communicated regularly with us. She wanted to make sure the colors were right ( we sent her fabric swatches), placement etc. Her suggestions we liked and we added. She finished the painting in the time frame she promised and did everything she could to make it a pleasurable experience. I can’t say enough for Karen. We love our painting and the whole experience!
Mr & Mrs. R. Williams, Orinda, CA


I was looking for the perfect painting for my dining room. While looking online I came across Karen's website and found one I loved but the colors didn't work in my house. Karen worked tirelessly with me to get the colors right and painted me a custom new one. It is magnificent and perfect. Karen was an absolute pleasure to work with in every way. We then had to ship the painting across the country to the east coast and the people she found to do that did a phenomenal job. My husband and I could not be happier. Commissioning a painting online is a risk. This one sure paid off.
Sandra B., Potomac, MD

I commissioned Karen to paint a vineyard sunset. I decided to have Karen frame the painting as well. The painting turned out beautiful and the frame matches perfectly! I always felt that there was something was missing in our dining room and now it feels complete.

John Chicago, IL


We met Karen at the annual Pasadena Craftsman weekend show where we went to get ideas while rebuilding our house lost in the Ventura/Santa Barbara County Thomas Fire. We knew right away we wanted one of her paintings for our house when the time came. Originally we just planned on purchasing one of many beautiful paintings, but as the discussion went on we soon realized we wanted a commissioned piece and soon we were communicating back and forth about size, topic, mood, etc. Karen made it a fun and educational process. The piece turned out great, even better then we anticipated and it is now the centerpiece of our house. We enjoyed every minute of the process, none more then the moment we hung it on the wall.
Mr/Mrs. David P -- Ventura, California


"My husband and I had the pleasure of picking our commissioned painting up personally instead of having it shipped. We were both in awe of her artwork she has on display in her home. We commisioned our Mt. Whitney painting and we are very pleased. Karen is very personable and clear with costs and payment, she made it easy and gave us a timeline, which she actually finished ahead of time. She is very good at communicating along the way and gave us an “in progress” photo. It made the anticipation even more exciting. "

(Nancy and Tony F. — El Segundo, California)


Karen painted a large commissioned piece for us. Working with her was a pleasure. Her easy friendly demeanor and her broad artistic abilities made conversations about the work translate into more than we could have imagined ... it’s now a beautiful family heirloom.

Chris E.
Southern California


The picture came and we love it!! I can’t wait to get it framed, I will send you a picture of it when I hang it! You were such a joy to work with, thank you.
Theresa B, Midland, TX


Just messaging you to let you know that the painting arrived safely. It’s absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to gift it to my husband. Thanks again.

Dayna S, TX


Karen has the amazing ability to capture the colors of the Sierra Nevada mountains!
She has done several special paintings of our beloved hunting dogs in the field. These will always give us lasting memories of the great times with our family pets.
Karen is the best!

Chris and Anne N., Laguna Beach


Our artistic journey with Karen began with a painting of poppies. My husband was homesick for California and the Lancaster poppies near where we had lived. I discovered her website and fell in love with her work. We purchased our first Karen Winters creation and when we asked her to paint our Sandia mountains it was even more amazing! We wanted sunset when the mountains turn pink and stunning and she created exactly what we wanted. This beautiful painting was, in my opinion, her best yet. Investing in a Karen Winters painting will always bring you happiness.

Dianne P., Albuquerque, NM


I recently commissioned Karen to paint a portrait of my wife's cat as a surprise for her birthday. I was impressed with how Karen worked with me through the process of taking a photo I sent her to the finished painting. Also, my wife and I were both amazed by how Karen not only captured all of Tiger's features but his attitude as well.
Karen is a true artist. ----- Charlie S., Alta Loma, CA


"I picked up the painting yesterday from the framer. We can't wait to hang it. I had my husband take a sneak peek of it on Christmas and yesterday he said the painting was meant to be. It is so beautiful in our family room." (Commissioned work)
(Rieko I, California)


The painting arrived and it’s beautiful. Thank you so much! It’s the perfect gift for my mother in law’s 80th birthday.
Steve S., Anchorage, AK


"My girlfriend loved the painting of the the Rialto. We hung it up as soon as we got her home. She couldn't wait to see it up, and it looked great"! (JD, California)


"Just a quick note to let you know that the painting arrived. I really love it. It will go nicely with my other pieces." (WL, Florida)


We just love our painting. When we look at the bridesmaids and groomsmen we can tell who everyone is, just with a few details, you've captured it.  We're so happy with the painting, thank you!

Kari Z, Orange County, CA


The paintings arrived yesterday and my wife loves them. It was a surprise for her.   I had in mind where I wanted them to hang, but she picked an even better spot for the pines - it's so pretty and really pulls the colors and lights perfectly. It'll draw one's eye from across the room as they enter our home.  I'm excited that they will be part of our new home in Oregon. Thank you so much!!
Marvin W
Ashland, Oregon


I just wanted to send you a picture of your beautiful painting framed and currently hanging above my fireplace.  It is a wonderful focal point in the living room and I couldn’t be more pleased.  Thank you again for your work.

Andrea E, Bellingham WA 


"We commissioned Karen to paint our daughter and her husband's  wedding ceremony as a wedding gift to them. Karen was so easy to work with from my first contact with her on email, all the way through the project to the finished "masterpiece". Our guests enjoyed meeting her and watching her paint at the wedding. Not only is her art beautiful, but it is also affordable. We have 3 more children and without a doubt we will call Karen for these weddings as well."

Karen L, Oakhurst, CA


We want to thank you for helping making out daughter wedding a special event. Your painting is so beautiful and you are so talented! Our daughter and her husband will always have a beautiful reminder of their wedding day.
My husband and I were a little wary of dealing with an artist so far away from where we live.
However, your professionalism made this process a great experience. We are so glad we found you!
We will recommend you services to our friends and family. It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you once again.
J and C Smith
Jacksonville, NC


Your painting just arrived and I love it!!  It's even better than the pictures and it's already hanging on my wall.  It looks great in the room. Your other two paintings are in the same room, so it's in good company. Many, many thanks!

Sarah B
Richmond, VA


Just got my lovely paintings!  Oh my how sweet and serene.  I shall love them forever.  Thank you.  Out to find little vintage frames.
Lisa F.
Bucks County, Pa.


The painting looks incredible!  We love it!!
In fact, we are seriously considering ordering a couple more.  All three paintings would be visible in the same room.  We think it would look amazing.

John A.
Santa Ana, CA


I received the painting and it exceeded my expectations! It got here so fast and is so beautiful to look at. I love it! Thank you so much for everything! It's been a wonderful experience working with you. I look forward to future endeavors.

Jake S.


(wedding commission)
We're going to give it to the couple over the holidays. I’m sure they’ll be as happy with it as we are. It captures the time and place which is what I think is important to recreate the memories of the time. Thank you again for working with me and doing such a great job.

Kevin P.
Orange County, CA


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