5th Annual Mercato Fine Arts Festival

I have been accepted into the Naples Art Association’s 5th annual Mercato Fine Arts Festival. It is a two day festival held over the weekend of March 01 – March 02, 2014.

New Holiday Design

We are happy to announce a new design release in time for the holiday season. Our new ‘Color’ textile is now featured on silk pillows and scarves. Please contact Karen Keough if you are interested in placing an order for the coming holiday season.
Please allow two weeks to receive your delivery.
Thank you,
Karen Keough Designs

Botanicals Special Recognition Award


Artsy Shark (Artists in their studios feature)

Hello All- I was recently featured in Artsy Shark’s In the Studio article.



Art Comes Alive 2013 Exhibit Finalist


My painting, Blue Skies, was accepted into the Art Comes Alive 2013 Final Exhibit. They only accept the top 10% of all the entries, so I am extremely  honored.

Art Design Consultants holds an annual fine art contest & exhibit  for artists all over the nation. It is a such a wonderful opportunity for artists to be acknowledged for their talents, gain exposure and win awards and gallery contracts. I’ll be heading to Cincinnati on June 22 to attend the dinner and awards ceremony.  You can see a slideshow of images from last year’s exhibit.

Special Merit Award Certificate



While I was doing some spring cleaning, I rediscoved this piece. It was a wonderful find, tucked away in my portfolio, because I have been thinking of doing a native american/ desert collection for a while now.


Seascapes Art Exhibition (Special Merit Award)


I won a Special Merit Award in the Seascapes Art Exhibition held by the Light, Space & Time  Online Gallery. To view visit the Special Merit Category on their website (scroll down to the bottom to see all the artwork)



Summer Classes

I will be teaching watercolor classes starting July 9th. Check out my summer classes website here. supplies

Abstracts Art Exhibition Show

My Iceland painting is in the Abstracts Art Show held by the Light Space & Time Online Gallery. Check it out here, just scroll down to the 3rd row!








New Painting


New Painting


Miromar Talk


I am headed to the Miromar color and patterns seminar this morning. I am very excited to talk with designers during the reception.

Jockey Painting


New Painting (Sunrise)


New watercolor done in Patty Kane’s class.

New Paintings


Luncheon for Designers

Karen is attending a seminar given by New York designers John Loecke & Jason Oliver Nixon.


Miromar Design Center

Karen visited the Miromar Design Center  in Fort Myers, Florida to get  inspiration from their numerous showrooms and beautiful textiles.

New Art Courses

This week Karen will be starting 2 new art classes through the Naples Art Association at the Von Liebig Museum in Naples, Florida. The first course is Primal Art taught by Genie Kell. The Primal Art class will challenge its students to express their unique visions through traditional and non-traditional materials and methods.

The second course Karen will be taking is an advanced watercolor class, Beauty of Transparent Watercolor with instructor Patty Kane.  This class will focus on creating brilliant light patterns through layering transparencies, composition, and traditional watercolor techniques with an emphasis on color mixing.

New work coming soon!

Products for Sale at Von Liebig Museum Gift Shoppe


Karen Keough’s products are currently available for sale at The Von Liebig Museum Gift Shoppe in Naples, Florida. The gift shop carries many of Karen’s designs including her clutches, scarves and pillows. If you are in the area, take a look. The Von Liebig Museum is located on Park just behind 5th Avenue.

Island Woman Boutique


Karen’s silk clutch bags and silk scarves, from her original watercolors are on sale at The Island Woman Boutique in Goodland, Florida.

Art Show/ Craft Fair


Karen will be in an ART SHOW/CRAFT FAIR on Monday, Feb. 25th (10 am – 1 pm) at “The Fairways” clubhouse off of Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, Florida.

Karen’s original watercolor silk pillows, silk scarves and silk clutch bags will be for sale at the Fair


blog1Welcome to my recently launched art licensing website! I am very excited to be showcasing my fine art paintings and design concepts for licensing. I will approach this web site as I approach my art— dynamically! 

I will be updating KarenKeoughDesigns.com with new paintings, new ideas for product lines, and new inspirations. Please visit my site again, and again to see for yourself “What’s New.”