Karen Kardatzke

Karen Kardatzke. Based in Chicago, IL, US.

  • 9 awards won
  • 463 comments made
  • 6248 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 3
  • editor pick 6

About Karen Kardatzke

With color, movement & simplicity I try to marry joyful and soothing emotions in my work to bring a sense of calm to your space. I am self taught and use a variety of techniques to create my artwork including photography, painting & digital design. I find my inspiration often in the natural world.

favorite artists

  • Sadie Holden
  • Karen Kaul
  • Lindsay Megahed
  • Melanie Severin
  • Kamala Nahas
  • Maja Cunningham

comments

Erin Wiethake on Jun 15 2020
Erin Wiethake
  • Minted Dec 3, 2018
  • 68 Comments made
  • 402 Votes cast

Thank you so much for liking my "Rainbow Holiday" submission. All of your work feels so peaceful and beautiful to look at. Good luck with your future submissions.

Melissa Smith on Jun 09 2020
Melissa Smith
  • Minted Jan 30, 2020
  • 5 Comments made
  • 351 Votes cast

Thanks so much for liking my submissions in the recent Focal Point challenge. Your work is absolutely stunning. Every single piece. I look forward to getting to know the community here.

Rega on Jun 07 2020
Rega
  • Minted May 8, 2016
  • 10 Awards
  • 1598 Comments made
  • 12379 Votes cast

Hi Karen,Thank you so much for the likes :) Your entries are gorgeous as always!! You have beautiful signature style <3 Sending you a ton of lucks for the challenges :) (I sent you the note earlier but it was error :0 )

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Jun 07 2020
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
  • Minted Dec 14, 2011
  • 16 Awards
  • 806 Comments made
  • 24572 Votes cast

Karen, Your work is so very beautiful. I am in awe of your talent. Thank you so much for your support of my work and best of luck in the contest. ;-)

MM20 on Jun 07 2020
MM20
  • Minted Oct 17, 2019
  • 2 Awards
  • 102 Comments made
  • 3409 Votes cast

Hi Karen~very best wishes and many thanks for your support - good luck in the challenge~

Smile Peace Love on May 28 2020
Smile Peace Love
  • Minted Feb 13, 2014
  • 33 Awards
  • 876 Comments made
  • 81748 Votes cast

Thank you so much for liking my submissions. I love the ethereal vibe of your work!!!!

lulablu on May 06 2020
lulablu
  • Minted Jun 12, 2013
  • 1 Award
  • 812 Comments made
  • 12010 Votes cast

hi karen- thank you so much for your likes own our work - it means a lot. love your moody artwork- really cool. our best- julie & jen

Gail Schechter on Apr 08 2020
Gail Schechter
  • Minted May 13, 2011
  • 8 Awards
  • 224 Comments made
  • 4635 Votes cast

and good luck on yours!

Gail Schechter on Apr 08 2020
Gail Schechter
  • Minted May 13, 2011
  • 8 Awards
  • 224 Comments made
  • 4635 Votes cast

Hi Karen Thank you for taking the the time to like my entry. Much appreciated. Gail

Ardell McLennan on Apr 03 2020
Ardell McLennan
  • Minted Jan 6, 2015
  • 2 Awards
  • 84 Comments made
  • 1556 Votes cast

I love the colours and softness of your artwork, very calm and peaceful.

Marco Berrios on Apr 03 2020
Marco Berrios
  • Minted Sep 24, 2019
  • 1 Award
  • 38 Comments made
  • 2978 Votes cast

Hello karen, thank you for the like, best of the luck in the challenge. Marco

Ardell McLennan on Mar 30 2020
Ardell McLennan
  • Minted Jan 6, 2015
  • 2 Awards
  • 84 Comments made
  • 1556 Votes cast

Hi Karen! Thanks for your like of my poolside submission - I really appreciate the support. I LOVE your artwork - the colours and the feel are very soothing - which we all could use at this moment in time.

Allison Belolan on Mar 29 2020
Allison Belolan
  • Minted Feb 20, 2019
  • 2 Awards
  • 110 Comments made
  • 12155 Votes cast

Thanks for your like! Good luck!

Carol Drummond on Jan 08 2020
Carol Drummond
  • Minted Dec 7, 2018
  • 52 Comments made
  • 11321 Votes cast

Thanks for liking my Night Life bag design! It means a lot coming from you, with all the success you have had on Minted!

Janelle Wourms on Jan 07 2020
Janelle Wourms
  • Minted Sep 8, 2015
  • 5 Awards
  • 775 Comments made
  • 9224 Votes cast

Thanks for liking entry into the fabric/bag challenge. I appreciate your time and support! I'm surprised you didn't enter this one. I would have bought any of your art pieces on a bag. ;) Thank you again.

Carol Drummond on Jan 07 2020
Carol Drummond
  • Minted Dec 7, 2018
  • 52 Comments made
  • 11321 Votes cast

Thanks for liking my Night Life bag design! It means a lot coming from you, with all the success you have had on Minted!

Tazi on Oct 23 2019
Tazi
  • Minted Nov 14, 2018
  • 1 Award
  • 98 Comments made
  • 21183 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thanks for the likes on my letterpress entries. Good luck in the art challenge, your submissions are really lovely :-)

Elaine Yeh on Oct 22 2019
Elaine Yeh
  • Minted Feb 25, 2015
  • 1 Award
  • 86 Comments made
  • 815 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thanks for your thoughtful comment! Love your soft and light works!

Jennifer Holbrook on Oct 20 2019
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
  • 5 Awards
  • 3283 Comments made
  • 44508 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thank you for your like on "Snow Awesome". Your art entries are beautiful. All the best.

Noel Vogt on Oct 15 2019
Noel Vogt
  • Minted Mar 26, 2019
  • 25 Comments made
  • 102 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the like on my Morning Kind photo! Appreciate the support. Love your Coffee Filtered Light submission and the over all tranquility of the pieces in your shop.

DSH Design on Aug 26 2019
DSH Design
  • Minted Nov 28, 2017
  • 38 Comments made
  • 27498 Votes cast

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for the like of 'Daydream Meadow'. It's really appreciated. Your work is beautiful! Best of luck to you. - Donna

Nikki Stinson on Aug 24 2019
Nikki Stinson
  • Minted Nov 21, 2010
  • 1 Award
  • 106 Comments made
  • 4395 Votes cast

I absolutely love your work. It's so calming and inspiring!

Akweley Creative on Aug 22 2019
Akweley Creative
  • Minted Jul 27, 2017
  • 3 Awards
  • 673 Comments made
  • 8914 Votes cast

Thanks for checking out my dino launch print! Love your field of dreams piece!

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Aug 22 2019
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
  • Minted Dec 14, 2011
  • 16 Awards
  • 806 Comments made
  • 24572 Votes cast

Karen, Thanks so much for the like of my illustration, "Colorful Fish". Best of Luck in the challenge! ;-)

Amber Barkley on Aug 20 2019
Amber Barkley
  • Minted Dec 8, 2010
  • 116 Awards
  • 1308 Comments made
  • 40031 Votes cast

My pleasure, Karen! Keep up the great work, and good luck!!

MAUD GOLDBERG on Aug 20 2019
MAUD GOLDBERG
  • Minted Aug 8, 2019
  • 69 Comments made
  • 918 Votes cast

Thank you Karen for appreciating my work. I wish you the best. Maud

Shannon Kohn on Aug 18 2019
Shannon Kohn
  • Minted Jan 19, 2019
  • 2 Awards
  • 249 Comments made
  • 7811 Votes cast

Hi, Karen! Thanks so much for your likes on my "Soup of the Day," "Vitamin Sea 2," and "Cityscape Perspective" designs...I REALLY appreciate the support and wish you the best of luck with all your challenge entries. Your work is STUNNING! :-)

Courtney Crane on Aug 12 2019
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 13 Awards
  • 3641 Comments made
  • 58807 Votes cast

Hi Karen. Thanks for the like on "The Rising." Your work is always so inspiring. Best - Courtney

Artsy Canvas Girl Designs on Aug 08 2019
Artsy Canvas Girl Designs
  • Minted Nov 20, 2011
  • 19 Awards
  • 209 Comments made
  • 4670 Votes cast

Hi Karen! Thank you for liking my Rosie Day art submission! As always, I love your beautiful artwork! Wishing you a beautiful day! xo

Jenny Partrite on Jul 27 2019
Jenny Partrite
  • Minted Aug 19, 2014
  • 19 Awards
  • 637 Comments made
  • 6369 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thanks for the likes and you will be missed at Camp! xo Jenny

Manuela BK on May 22 2019
Manuela BK
  • Minted Nov 24, 2017
  • 2 Awards
  • 1014 Comments made
  • 47356 Votes cast

Karen, thanks for your like for "More Joy". You have beautiful work!

Jenny Partrite on Apr 03 2019
Jenny Partrite
  • Minted Aug 19, 2014
  • 19 Awards
  • 637 Comments made
  • 6369 Votes cast

Congratulations Karen! on your wins. I love all of them. ox Jenny

SARA SILL on Nov 29 2018
SARA SILL
  • Minted Jun 30, 2018
  • 46 Comments made
  • 48 Votes cast

Thank you for the like. Your work is impressive. Best of luck. Sara

Rebecca Rueth on Nov 21 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
  • 12 Awards
  • 4611 Comments made
  • 101629 Votes cast

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for the like on my "Midnight Canyon" submission in the A New Perspectives Challenge! Loving your digital painting experiments and as always your photography pieces! Good Luck in the Challenges and Best Wishes Always! Hope you can make it to the Chicagoland meet up! -Rebecca

Eloise Bound on Nov 08 2018
Eloise Bound
  • Minted Feb 8, 2018
  • 2 Awards
  • 55 Comments made
  • 1995 Votes cast

Hi Karen! So great to see a familiar face here at minted. Thank you for your lovely comment xxx

Sarah Luna on Nov 06 2018
Sarah Luna
  • Minted Dec 26, 2012
  • 1 Award
  • 568 Comments made
  • 5193 Votes cast

Hey Karen - thanks so much for your likes on my work! I really appreciate your support - your work has such beautiful depth and movement as always. All the best in this challenge... :)

Avila Arts on Oct 27 2018
Avila Arts
  • Minted Jan 17, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 127 Comments made
  • 1194 Votes cast

Hi Karen! Thank you for liking my "Neapolitan " submission. Very kind of you. Your work is very beautiful! - Kristin

Sadie Holden on Oct 27 2018
Sadie Holden
  • Minted Nov 12, 2009
  • 8 Awards
  • 147 Comments made
  • 2196 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thank you so much for your kind words on my submission! I just love your work, so soft and soothing! All of your entires are so beautiful! All the best! xoxo Sadie

Jenny Partrite on Oct 26 2018
Jenny Partrite
  • Minted Aug 19, 2014
  • 19 Awards
  • 637 Comments made
  • 6369 Votes cast

Thanks Karen for the lovely comment : ) I love all of your submissions. ox Jenny

Rebecca Rueth on Oct 08 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
  • 12 Awards
  • 4611 Comments made
  • 101629 Votes cast

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for the like and sweet comment on my "One Day at a Time" entry in the Walls that Wow challenge! I really appreciate your support and wish you all the best on your submissions! I really love all of the new work you have been doing! -Rebecca

Courtney Crane on Oct 08 2018
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 13 Awards
  • 3641 Comments made
  • 58807 Votes cast

Hi Karen...thanks for the like! Best of luck! - Courtney

Beverly Gurganus on Oct 07 2018
Beverly Gurganus
  • Minted Sep 29, 2018
  • 16 Comments made
  • 2 Votes cast

Thank you so much, Karen, for the like.

Tracy Ann on Oct 06 2018
Tracy Ann
  • Minted Apr 12, 2015
  • 1 Award
  • 558 Comments made
  • 3019 Votes cast

thank you, Karen!

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Oct 06 2018
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
  • Minted Dec 14, 2011
  • 16 Awards
  • 806 Comments made
  • 24572 Votes cast

Karen, Thanks a bunch for the like. You have such beautiful, soothing, calm photos. Best of luck in the challenges! ;-)

Jennifer Holbrook on Oct 06 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
  • 5 Awards
  • 3283 Comments made
  • 44508 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thank you for your likes and for your sweet comment! I love your entries. All the best.

Carol C. Young on Sep 28 2018
Carol C. Young
  • Minted Mar 18, 2015
  • 16 Awards
  • 203 Comments made
  • 2261 Votes cast

Hi Karen - thanks for the like on my submission for the Pottery Barn Challenge. I appreciate it! Love your work!!!!

Eric Ransom on Sep 27 2018
Eric Ransom
  • Minted Jan 18, 2016
  • 7 Awards
  • 605 Comments made
  • 16730 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thanks for the like today. Your work is so creative and such poignant titles to your pieces. Kudos & best wishes! - Eric

DSH Design on Sep 25 2018
DSH Design
  • Minted Nov 28, 2017
  • 38 Comments made
  • 27498 Votes cast

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for the like on my "bicycle" wall art. You're absolutely right, there needs to be far more art choices out there for boys. Good luck to you. - Donna

Jenny Partrite on Sep 24 2018
Jenny Partrite
  • Minted Aug 19, 2014
  • 19 Awards
  • 637 Comments made
  • 6369 Votes cast

Thanks friend for the like. As always your work is wonderful, love this fun challenge. ox Jenny

Von Sides on Sep 24 2018
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 1342 Comments made
  • 35195 Votes cast

Hi Karen, Thanks for the like on my "Urban Rose"! Love your clouds and beaches! I can't believe you are self taught...amazing! All the best, Von

amanda lawrence on Aug 29 2018
amanda lawrence
  • Minted Jan 13, 2013
  • 10 Awards
  • 1662 Comments made
  • 36008 Votes cast

Many thanks for your like on "whisper" - best wishes and good luck in these challenges - your work is beautiful - Amanda

Rebecca Rueth on Aug 27 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
  • 12 Awards
  • 4611 Comments made
  • 101629 Votes cast

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my "Daybreak" entry and all of the likes on my kids mural entries! I really appreciate it! I am loving all of your recent experiments! Best Wishes in the challenge! -Rebecca

Amy Hall on Aug 27 2018
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 21 Awards
  • 777 Comments made
  • 6256 Votes cast

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for the like! I appreciate it. Best of luck with your entries.

Laura Edria on Aug 27 2018
Laura Edria
  • Minted Aug 25, 2015
  • 44 Comments made
  • 854 Votes cast

Thanks for the like! Your work is gorgeous! I especially love "Sailor's Delight."

Jennifer Holbrook on Aug 25 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
  • 5 Awards
  • 3283 Comments made
  • 44508 Votes cast

Hi Karen, thank you for your like on "Let's Have Lunch"! I appreciate your encouragement. Best wishes with your gorgeous entries.

B.G. Riley_deleted_on_2020721 on Aug 23 2018
B.G. Riley_deleted_on_2020721
  • Minted Aug 20, 2018
  • 12 Comments made
  • 11 Votes cast

Thank you for liking my my work! The Kids mural challenge is the first challenge I've participated in, and I appreciate the support. Kind regards, Brandy (B. Gibbs-Riley)

Alison Jerry Designs on Aug 22 2018
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 64 Awards
  • 2136 Comments made
  • 3772 Votes cast

Hi there Karen, Thank you for all the likes on my new artwork for the Kids Mural challenge. It is appreciated. Love your submissions and wish you all the best! Alison

Gail Schechter on Aug 22 2018
Gail Schechter
  • Minted May 13, 2011
  • 8 Awards
  • 224 Comments made
  • 4635 Votes cast

Thanks for the like Karen much appreciated! Gail

Rega on Aug 17 2018
Rega
  • Minted May 8, 2016
  • 10 Awards
  • 1598 Comments made
  • 12379 Votes cast

Hi Karen,Thank you so much for the like ! I so enjoy your new entries on this challenge ! They're all gorgeous :) Have a nice weekend & Good luck on Kids Wall Mural Challenge :)

Jennifer Jakob on Aug 13 2018
Jennifer Jakob
  • Minted Apr 17, 2018
  • 21 Comments made
  • 180 Votes cast

Thank you for your warm welcome and all your help, Karen! Your designs are so perfect for the challenge. Best of luck!! <3 Jen

Lucia Coppola on Aug 10 2018
Lucia Coppola
  • Minted Feb 8, 2016
  • 1 Award
  • 175 Comments made
  • 8789 Votes cast

Thanks for your like Karen! What a beautiful collection of work you have, congrats!