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Blue Lavender Gallery - Karen Petta - June 2023

Please join us in congratulating this month's featured artist in the "Blue Lavender Spa Gallery," Karen Petta. Karen will be serving Crooked Creek Art League as co-coordinator of the Public Galleries in the new league year.

an acrylic painting of carnations in yellow and orange by artist Sandra Oliver
"Sundown on Edisto" by Karen Petta

About the Artwork

Title: "Sundown on Edisto"

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 28" x 40"

Price: $725

photograph of artist Sandra Oliver

Artist Bio

Karen Petta

Drawing, painting, sculpting and basically anything to do with art has been a passion of mine since I was a young child. I was fortunate to have encouraging parents who allowed me to paint on walls, and at times (less encouraging) on furniture. Though I never stopped working on art, I decided to study psychology in college and graduated with a Masters from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Following graduation I worked in the field of mental health, focusing on treatment for post-traumatic stress and mood disorders. Art continued to be a part of my life and was often incorporated into therapy sessions. Our family grew with the birth of twin daughters and later our son. In 2005 we relocated to South Carolina. It was at this time I put my therapy hat on the shelf and devoted myself full time to art. I opened a hands-on studio in Lexington. The studio helped me meet amazing people and encourage young children to grow in their pursuit of art. In 2009 we had a surprise blessing, my son Dylan! New time restrictions compelled me to turn over my studio. I was sad to let go of the store front but was blessed in the end as I was able to focus time on my own art. South Carolina and its beauty has been such an inspiration in my paintings. The wildlife, historical buildings and churches touch me in a way that I feel compelled to capture them on canvas. I am so grateful to be in South Carolina during this part of my artistic journey.


CCAL Gallery Host:

Blue Lavender Spa Logo

Blue Lavender Spa is happy to bring the beauty of original art into the spa experience by hosting the art of one of our artists in their lobby each month. We are proud to have Blue Lavender Spa as a business partner and are grateful for their support.

This exhibit features one piece of wall hanging artwork per month.

The gallery is located in the lobby of Blue Lavender Spa and Medical Aesthetics at 1400 Chapin Road in Chapin. It hosts a rotating display with a new piece from a Crooked Creek Art League artist featured each month.

For more on our public galleries, click HERE.


Interested in becoming a gallery display artist? For more information or to be selected as an exhibit artist, contact our Public Gallery Coordinator.


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