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The NEW Season Begins January-April 2017
Venice Art Walks will feature Plein Air to Studio Paintings by Karen Ann An Original Hitt Fine Art & Atelier; her working art studio in the historic downtown district of Venice, FL.

Karen Ann has been traveling extensively across the USA.  She brings the 'Journey' home sweet home with some of the amazing destinations unexpectedly landing at along the way, from plein-air field studies to the studio... the joys of HITTing the road revealed.

The 16 Plein Air Paintings, that began as a summer series of the sunrises en plein air... then, the transformation of those inspirations to the grander scale that the glorious sky is, for a new series of studio SKYscapes debuting at the March 2nd walk.

The plein air series inspires these studio interpretations of our glorious sunrises and sunsets on a grander scale. Large scaled paintings to reflect our endless skies. Florida versions of snowflakes. No two are ever alike

Friends are highlighted, and their works of Art shared too in Fellowship and Thanks for another great Season that never would be possible without a Little Help From My Friends.  They will be celebrated by displaying their Paintings.  There will also be a drawing for An Original Hitt, All A Buzz oil on linen that night in thanks to all the Patrons through out the season.  More Details to follow, and are also at An Original Hitt - Fine Art & Atelier

Coming in December 2017
Entertaining Angels Unaware

The long awaited sharing of many of the amazing 'angels here on earth' that have interceded in this artists life. 'Exceedingly more than could hope for or imagine' surrounds us daily.  Karen Ann seeks to share some of these souls eyes, smiles and precious spirits she has met along the way- that have intercede in a manor that could only be described as... Entertaining Angels Unaware

In the news:
Very honored to receive
1st Place
at VAC
with this plein air painting "Superiors Towers."
Two Paintings will be a part of the Plein Air Artist Colorado 20th National Exhibit: above and also "Pigtails And Lupine" at Mary Williams Fine Arts.
(more updates in the works as try to keep up with all the happening!)
It has been such a busy, fun, rewarding series of events:
... ok, this three year journey to grow as an artist to meet the next season in life has taken turns that I couldn't even of imagined.  February 2013 I purchased my FIRST ticket to  PACE being held in Monterrey CA. THAT - as it turns out, is only the beginning, and isn't it amazing... that leap of faith has led me to the next one.Thrilled to announce:
Karen Ann Hitt, faculty at PACE16 for Oil Painting Basics!  
Proceeding this update
A pretty big EVENT entered the picture,
married 3 May 2015 !
... USA working Honeymoon
May 17- October 25th journey
with Plein Air painting all along the way...
packed into our home on wheels and our continued travels in our 1st year of marriage.  The Honeymoon is never over because...
"The Journey Is Our Destination"
see shares at  blog
 Fresh Paintings here
The Plein Air Paintings
I am excited to share a NEW for downtown Venice:

You just may win a "Heart Of Venice Views" framed giclee or even An Original Hitt

Come see the USA right here on Ponce de Leon Ave as the paintings from the across the USA on display of the most recent travels cross country and local views too   

click image for printable map

during the artwalk season Karen Ann is running a very special drawing, in honor of being on the cover of the 12th Annual Historic Venice Visitors Map by the Buzz of Venice

you may win the Cover, An Original Hitt!

the Buzz of Venice

Superior Towers by Karen Ann Hitt  available at exhibit


2015 copyright Karen Ann Hitt

Purple Mountains Majesty Above Fields of Gold & The Ladies And The 1953 Golden Jubilee which received "Outstanding Landscape" award

available at the WPSE exhibit

sign up for a Karen Ann Hitt  paint station here
if you ever want to try your hand / brush at Plein Air (outdoor painting) this is a great opportunity.  ALL of your supplies are supplied, including a coach! Me! (and others too) for Two hour sessions available three times per day... first come first served.  Hope to see you out there en Plein Air!

held at the South West Gallery in Dallas Texas

Exhibit and Instruction Schedule

2/27/15 The One Woman Exhibit from 2013 Solo Journey "At That Moment..."

Painting Journey Map

honored to be sponsored by

paintings from the epic solo five month journey See Details of the show HERE

The exhibit see links

past event

Howard Mandville Gallery "23rd annual Small Works Exhibit" 2014

History of Events

(being updated- in the works)

• "Bartram Trail" Paintout
   Oct 6-10, 2009
   Fruit Cove/Switzerland, FL
Details about the Paintout"

History of Shows
• "Out & About Plein Air" Exhibit
   Mar 31-May 2, 2009
   Venice FL
• "Paint the Town" Paintout
    2008, 09,10,11,12,13,14
   Saint Petersburg & Bradenton, FL
• "Paint America"-Top 100 & Mini Top 50
   Apr 9-May 15, 2008
   Kolb Studio Gallery, Grand Canyon AZ
• "A New Season-Portraits & Landscapes"
   Mar 28-Apr 11, 2008
   Brickyard, Venice FL
• "Paint Out in Paradise" Paintout (POP)
   Feb 26-28, 2008
   Venice Art Center, Venice FL
• "Artist's Studio Tour"
   Feb 22-23, 2008
   Arts & Culture Alliance, Venice FL

Workshops/ Instruction: See Details