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I sold my house in the San Fernando Valley in 1992,

moved to Laguna Beach,

and opened my own art gallery across from the Surf and Sand.

A little risky for an unknown artist

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My Story

I managed to cover the rent.

As I look back it was a daring thing to do


I lived in the back like a beatnik

for two years

and loved every minute of it.

Marion Barrons found me,

invited me to the Inside Edge

and as I went through the years there

I figured that was why I moved to Orange County.

Al-anon had already prepared me 

to a new way of thinking


for the next 15 years, led me onward.

I graduated in Spiritual Psychology from

the University of Santa Monica in 2001


Now I’m spreading some of the wisdom and philosophy I’ve gleaned,

along with my illustrations

over the internet in my daily calendar.

I moved to my beautiful new seniors home at Reata Glen in 2019.

I’m still painting almost every day.

I have a daily "Artful Quote" on Facebook - Please follow!

Photo - Karen Phelps w fabric tree (1).j

Karen offers a daily calendar message with her playful original art and inspiring quotes.  Connect with her on Facebook to see posts. Or email her to receive them in your email inbox!

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I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

Phone:  (949) 212-3021


2 Las Estrellas Loop, #2094

Rancho Mission Viejo, CA. 92694



Birthday: 01/31
Occupation: Artist
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