Art and Photography by Sheryl Karas & Paul Hood

California, United States · 110 Sales


Art and Photography by Sheryl Karas & Paul Hood

California, United States 110 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
Paul and Sheryl

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Paul and Sheryl


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Brigitte von Oppenfeld

Brigitte von Oppenfeld on Dec 25, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Came just in time for Christmas! It is a gorgeous print, just as described. Gave it to my mom who lives in Bellingham and she loved it.

Victoria Wallace

Victoria Wallace on Nov 11, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE this print!!! Even more beautiful in hand! Wonderful sellers, awesome communication!

Isabel Sanchez

Isabel Sanchez on Sep 16, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I get lots of compliments on this picture and it is relaxing to look at :). I have it in my work area as a reminder to just chill out. I also just love the different greens in this photograph.

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Sweethearts in the Arts

The two of us got together not long before the recession, intending to do other kinds of work, but we both remember sitting on our back porch one afternoon discussing how much we both loved art. We made a promise to help each other become artists. Real artists is what we meant -- those who take it seriously and maybe even make a living at it (at least part of the time).

Not long after that the recession crashed our main businesses, we moved across the country to wait out the worst of the storm, and started doing our art and photography (and writing) in earnest while attempting to find other work. This shop is the result of those efforts. We have another Etsy shop ( and that's a part, too. And we wrote a book about our journey so far. You can find that in this shop at

We're just getting started with this shop in some ways. Come back and visit again! Or look us both up on Facebook to find out what we do next!

You can also find us at
And LOTS of other places on the web! (If you find a photo we've done posted elsewhere and want to buy it here, let us know!)

Shop members
  • Paul and Sheryl


    Hi! We're Sheryl Karas and Paul Hood. We've both done some sort of artistic expression our whole lives. Paul learned photography from his dad. Sheryl learned drawing and painting from her mother. And now we help each other!

  • Pixel Perfect Printing

    Chico, CA, United States

    For large custom print orders we sometimes use Pixel Perfect, a print shop local to us run by Elizabeth Kuiper.


    Raleigh, NC, United States is a print-on-demand service for authors who wish to self-publish their books. We write, design and illustrate our own books. provides the printing and binding.

  • ArtofWhere

    Montreal, QC, Canada

    Our partner in custom-printing and sewing scarves, leggings, pillows and other items using our original art and photography.

  • Society 6

    Santa Monica, CA, United States

    Our partner for tote bags and pillows and other products, using our original art and photography. We also sometimes use them for large prints of our work that we cannot print ourselves.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 17, 2015
Thanks for buying our books and art!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Please pay when you make your order. We accept credit card payments, bank card debits and PayPal. California residents are charged sales tax.
We usually ship ready made items within 2-3 business days but please allow a little more time over weekends. We mail packages using First Class or Priority Mail in the United States. If this is an international shipment please be aware that there may extra custom duties imposed depending upon your country's requirements.

Many of our prints are printed on demand and some of our items (totebags, pillows, scarves, etc) are custom made by an outside manufacturer. Please allow extra time for that, possibly a few weeks depending on where you are.

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If a mistake is made in shipping or your product is damaged please let us know right away and we'll do what we can to set things right.

Custom items made by an outside manufacturer will be replaced by them if defective or damaged. If there is any problem, please let us know so we can work with them on your behalf. You'll need to provide a photo of the item so they can see what happened.