Artist, Illustrator, and part-time Jedi.......

Swampscott, Massachusetts · 31396 Sales


Artist, Illustrator, and part-time Jedi.......

Swampscott, Massachusetts 31396 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." ~Pablo Picasso

Hello, and welcome to my art gallery. Come in, look around, enjoy!


Last updated on Dec 28, 2017

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." ~Pablo Picasso

Hello, and welcome to my art gallery. Come in, look around, enjoy!

Karen Hallion

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Karen Hallion


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Lisa Walker

Lisa Walker on May 26, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Karen Hallion has created wonderful characters and celebrates the geeky, strong women in a wonderful way. The coloring book is on high quality paper, the images are gorgeous, and I'm excited about using it.

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A dream is a wish your heart makes...

Karen and Amy grew up in a small waterfront town called Nahant, located north of Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to hours spent riding bikes, playing flashlight tag, and swimming at the beach, they also spent many hours watching Disney movies together and taking numerous family trips to Disney World. After seeing the Little Mermaid together at the movies, 16 year old Karen came home, picked up a pencil, and drew her first Ariel. She spent the next few years drawing anything and everything, including her sister, and went on to study at Ringling School of Art and Design in Florida, where Amy was more than happy to come visit.

Karen graduated with a BFA in Illustration and became a dedicated elementary school art teacher for many years, before deciding to follow her long held dream to work as a full-time artist. She created this Etsy shop alone in her home one day as a way to sell her mermaid series, listing items, filling orders, and growing her business all on her own. It has continued to expand to what you see today.

Amy recently decided to take the plunge and join her sister on this adventure full-time, to help with the less creative business side of things.

Karen lives just north of Boston with their cats, Obi and Kenobi who like to play around the shop, and their two small sons who they are raising to be well-versed in all of Geekdom. Amy lives with her husband in Boston and is still working on earning her full Geek cred status.

Shop members

  • Karen Hallion

    Owner, Artist

    Karen Hallion is the creative genius responsible for the many whimsical, fun, and gorgeous pieces of artwork available. She spends her days drawing, conceptualizing new design ideas, interacting with fans and keeping the cats off the shop stock.

  • Amy Chambers

    Business Manager

    Amy has a decade plus of marketing and communications experience in the non-profit sector. She handles the day-to-day running of the business, listing current stock, answering e-mails, filling orders, and generally keeping the Artist on track!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 27, 2017
I am thrilled you are interested in my art and happy to answer any questions.
For more information about me in general, check out the FAQ on my FB page:

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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)
  • Items on sale
Return and Exchange Policy:

Should you be dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact us directly through Etsy with details and information regarding your purchase and issue.

Products that have been damaged during shipping will be replaced upon return of the damaged item(s). Karen Hallion Illustration will cover the costs of shipping returns for items damaged during shipping.

Refunds and exchanges will be granted only for products that have been returned in original condition within 30 days of purchase.

Contact us before returning anything.
Please pay within 3 days of purchase or items will be relisted and Etsy notified of a non-paying buyer status.I accept payment through Paypal in U.S. dollars. You do not need a Paypal account to pay through Paypal.
Order fulfillment takes approximately 5-7 business days after payment is received. I generally ship on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Massachusetts, via USPS. This does not include time in transit.

For smaller items (notecards, stickers, magnets, buttons, art books) I do not use tracking numbers. If something has not gotten to you, please send me a message.

If you need a rush order, I will do my best to accommodate you, just send me a message prior to placing an order to confirm that we are able to meet your needs.

Shipping outside the Continental U.S.A. is subject to additional shipping costs. Shipping is by first class mail. I am happy to refund shipping costs if I have over-charged. Contact me anytime to discuss shipping.

I am not responsible for local customs charges, and tax.
Additional policies and FAQs
All art prints are signed on the back of the print; notecards, stickers, mini-books, buttons, magnets, etc., are not signed.

If you would like your purchase signed or your art print signed on the front, or any inscription, please leave a detailed note with your order.

***Colors may vary slightly between the actual work and the image on your screen.***

I am happy to answer any questions so please don't hesitate to message me!