KarenBessetteArt

Cheerful and Whimsical Art

Announcement    Happy Spring! With the seasons changing here in New England especially, I'm finding new inspiration with all that is starting to bloom. I hope you'll check out my new card illustrations and mini art panels. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll stop back often! ~ Karen

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Last updated on Apr 26, 2021

Happy Spring! With the seasons changing here in New England especially, I'm finding new inspiration with all that is starting to bloom. I hope you'll check out my new card illustrations and mini art panels. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll stop back often! ~ Karen

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About KarenBessetteArt

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On Etsy since 2013

KarenBessetteArt

I’m Karen, the owner of KarenBessetteArt. Welcome!!

I began as an artist at a very young age, when my parents enrolled me in art class at our local museum. I loved it! I haven’t stopped creating since. I earned my BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and I continue to explore many different art forms and media. I'm humbled to have won awards for my collages and to have my work in private collections throughout the United States.

I use hand-painted papers, sheet music, maps, antique magazine pages and other materials to create my collages. These materials along with painting techniques build a texture-filled image where – I hope - the viewer will notice something new each time they view the collage. I also love to use ink and color pencil to create whimsical scenes and illustrations.

My inspirations? I live in Manchester, NH with my two rescue pugs, Beans and Mack. New England is a joy, and its very distinct seasons feed my work. Manchester, which sits on the Merrimack River, started as a cotton mill town; the imposing mill buildings have been repurposed, they still dominate the city landscape, and we are very proud of them. I like to imagine the activity in buildings, neighborhoods and cities; what's happening behind doors and windows. When I’m not creating visual images, I love to garden, read, take in local community theatre, bake, and much more. My inspiration is in everyday beauty and my New England home.

My hope is that you find some joy, a light moment, and that my pictures make you smile.

Thanks for reading my story. Enjoy my shop!

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  • Karen Bessette

    Owner

    Karen is the owner and creator of the items in the shop. She personally oversees all aspects of the shop and sales.

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Last updated on September 28, 2020
Welcome and thanks for stopping by my shop!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase
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)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Returns are accepted for up to 7 days from the date of your order. Returned pieces should be in original, unused condition. Please contact me for return information. Shipping fees cannot be reimbursed.

Defective pieces may be returned free of charge for replacement or refund. Customer satisfaction is important to me.

Unfortunately, Karen Bessette Art cannot be responsible for parcels lost in transit. If you'd like to include shipping insurance please contact me.
Payment
I accept all major credit cards. Payment must be received within 7 days. If payment is not received after 7 days your order may be canceled.
Shipping
I use USPS First Class for shipping. All orders are shipped within 1-3 days from the day the order is received, excluding Sundays and holidays. Items will be packaged with care to ensure it arrives in perfect condition.

Shipping insurance and rush shipments are available for an additional fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
COPYRIGHT!
All Copyright to my art belongs to Karen Bessette Art/me so please do not copy, distribute, reproduce or use my work without my permission.

Purchases of my artwork do not entitle the buyer to reproductive rights.