Karen Fleschler Fine Art







Karen Fleschler

Karen Fleschler Fine Art

Pleasanton, CA



Painting takes me to another level of self-awareness. When I am painting, I feel as if I am in the moment and place of what I am painting. Everything else becomes secondary; all of my senses are acutely stimulated. From the first time I put a paint brush to paper in kindergarten, I fell in love with the act of creating something.

I'm a watercolor artist because I love how the paint can be manipulated on paper. I enjoy the process from start to finish - from deciding what to paint, why I want to paint it, how I'm going to compose it and what colors and perspective do I want to apply and emphasize. My style of paint application is bright, loose under-painting with tight, textural brush strokes for the final layer. I'm very much into color and fancy myself a colorist. The most important part of the process for me is what I call my "stare time". It may be a day or a week, but I always find things to fine tune and improve my painting.

My themes usually come from things I have experienced and places that I have traveled to. I relive my memories through my art. Lately, I have been experimenting with watercolor canvas and have done several paintings in a semi-abstract style. My paintings normally are impressionistic realism.

I'm a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and have lived here all my life. I graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Social Science/Psychology and completed graduate work to achieve a teaching credential. After raising my family, I decided to enroll in art classes. I had always longed to paint and, more specifically, paint with watercolor. I've been a professional artist since 2003 and have thoroughly enjoyed the journey. I hope my work brings you pleasure.

As an aside, I sign my paintings "KB" which is a family nickname. I do it as a way to honor relatives who have passed and to keep precious memories alive.


Commissions are accepted. I will paint places you have visited or lived or scenes you want to capture as memories.

Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA (925-606-9463)
paintings (orig. and limited ed. Giclées), note cards

LAA Gallery, Carnegie Building, 2155 Third St., Livermore, CA (925-449-9927)
paintings (orig. and limited ed. Giclées), matted prints, note cards

Artistic Edge, 21 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore, CA
note cards

Tile Murals and Accent Tiles

My Home Studio email: Karen@kb-art.com


Great Blue Yonder by Karen Fleschler


Flower Tub by Karen Fleschler


Too Many Jacks by Karen Fleschler


New England Covered Bridge by Karen Fleschler


The Winery by Karen Fleschler


Sunday River Bridge by Karen Fleschler


Partly Cloudly by Karen Fleschler


The Lighthouse by Karen Fleschler


Hanging Around by Karen Fleschler


Fishing Boats by Karen Fleschler


Too Many Jacks by Karen Fleschler


Too Many Doubles by Karen Fleschler


Too Many Skies by Karen Fleschler


Wine Barrels by Karen Fleschler


Autumn by Karen Fleschler


The Carriage House by Karen Fleschler


Through the Arch by Karen Fleschler


The Boat by Karen Fleschler


Fly Me to the Cosmos by Karen Fleschler


La Boheme by Karen Fleschler


The Baker by Karen Fleschler


Kottinger Barn by Karen Fleschler