Arte & Vita

| River Edge, New Jersey

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Announcement    All Hand Painted Originals by Artist Karen Sabatello.
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Last updated on Jun 13, 2021

All Hand Painted Originals by Artist Karen Sabatello.
Contact us for custom orders. We'd be happy to add a personal touch to any item.
Want to know more? Check out

Happy Shopping



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Karen Sabatello

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Karen Sabatello


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About ArteeVita

Sales 3,401
On Etsy since 2012

A story from the artist...

As a small child I drove my mother crazy by wanting every " make it " kit out there and of course needing her help to do most of them because I was so young. She now says she is happy that this is what I now do, that it was all worth it.
Through the years I knitted, crocheted, made wreaths and floral arrangements, designed and sewed clothes along with drawing and all kinds of painting.

Now because of the painting, I don't have much time for those other interests although I try. I have always loved designing gardens, planting and propagating plants of all kinds. As I have already filled up my yard with plants, I am fortunate to be able to do this on an unlimited basis as a volunteer for my town. And of course there is tennis, reading, cats/animals, travel, cooking and most recently wine making.

All of these are inspiration for my work. As anyone that works with me can tell you, the ideas never stop coming, I drive them all nuts but in a good way!

I am a self taught artist who has been painting for over 25 years. At that time, there were no classes in decorative painting available so I learned through books and trial and error. I did local craft shows for many years until the recession made it not viable any longer. I also sold to stores for many years until the recession caused them all to close, the last one in August of 2012 after being with them for around 16 years.

I will paint on anything! I especially love repurposed items or those from nature. Giving something old new life gives that item even more character thus making it more special to me.
The finished pieces definitely reflect my personality and mood as it was when I painted them. I can paint the same design one day and it will be very vibrant and the next, if I'm tired or unfocused it will reflect in the work and I'll be unhappy with it.

Designing a new piece can sometimes take weeks, I'll constantly change the most minute detail until it feels right. The designs really do reflect my personality. I like to keep them happy, optimistic and bright. I think it shows most in the faces and personalities of the animals and snowmen, when you look at them I want you to feel happy and smile. That "feeling" is sometimes the hardest thing to paint.
The thing I love most about this work is the excitement of creating a new design and the pure feeling of accomplishment when it is finished. But the best part is when I see the happy smile on someone's face when they're looking at my work. That is the most rewarding and fulfilling part.

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  • Karen Sabatello

    Owner, Designer

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Last updated on August 27, 2020

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details

All orders are shipped insured.

If you have a problem with damage/breakage please contact me immediately upon opening.

In the unusual event an item arrives damaged it will be necessary for me to have proof of damage to submit a claim.

To do this I will need a picture of the damaged item along with the box and packing materials it was shipped in sent to me within two weeks of notifying me of this issue.

Once the pictures are received a replacement item will send out.


If you wish to return or exchange an item, please contact me within 5 days of delivery.
I will give you the address to ship to.

Make sure all items are properly and carefully packed. Damaged items will not receive a refund or exchange.

Insuring the item(s) is highly recommended. In the event of damage during return shipping, Insurance will be your only recourse to recover your purchase price.

Once I receive the returned item(s) and see that it is in new and sellable condition, I will issue an exchange or refund, whichever you chose, for the purchase price of the item(s). Shipping fees are not refundable.
*******PLEASE NOTE********* 8/28/20 - 9/7/20

There will be a slight delay in shipping for all orders placed from Friday August 28th through Monday September 7th.
All in stock items ordered during that period will ship no later than Tuesday September 8th as Monday is a Federal Holiday.

After this period all shipping windows will return to their regular schedules.
I apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Thank you.

********Note for regular shipping time frames*********

There is a 3-5 day window processing time for all orders.
Please note that most in stock orders will ship in 1-2 days. If you have a time frame in which you need an item, please contact me and I will give you a more accurate time frame for when that item will ship.

Buyer has sole responsibility for all import taxes, custom duties and/or fees imposed by the destination country. Arte & Vita and Etsy have no control of or responsibility for these fees.