Welcome to Karen Stout Fine Art Studio!

Thank you for visiting my website. My dream has always been to create beautiful artwork for your home. Art that can be enjoyed for years to come. I look forward to working with you. I hope that you will enjoy my site and give me the opportunity to create a work of art for you.

Digital Paintings
Design Work
Digital Retouching
Fine Art


I have a small photography studio and don't have the need for a full time graphic designer or retoucher/ digital painter. This is where Karen Stout comes in very handy. I have had Karen do both of those things for me on an hourly or "per project" basis. I have to say that she comes through for me every time. For the price, Karen's services cannot be matched, in my opinion. The highest degree of quality, expertise, and professionalism are what I strive for in my business and I am glad that Karen also shares that philosophy. It has been a mutually beneficial arrangement. I have already recommended her services to others. - Joey Riebling, Joey Studios Photography, Pittsburgh PA

Thank you so much Karen for creating a timeless painting of my children. The attention to detail and the time you put into creating a piece of art that I will one day be able to pass down to my children when they get older is priceless, but for now this beautiful piece will be hanging proudly on our wall. - Brian and Grace Papini, Youngstown, OH

I just received the painting of my son. Chris could not wait until Christmas to give it to me. It is absolutely beautiful and is already hanging on the wall!!! Thanks so much!!!! :) - Darcy Wakefield Dower, Cambridge, OH

Have worked with Karen on several occasions. She is completely professional, has a great attention to detail and understands how to work in time sensitive situations. She was able to accommodate me, because I live in another state. We were able to do everything over the phone, by email and digital pictures. She is amazingly talented and truly gifted. I’m looking forward to working with her in the future. - Chris Dower, Cambridge, OH

Karen’s work is amazing. Her retouching is artistic and beautiful, and we have received rave reviews from our clients for whom she has done paintings. Karen knows and understands color! She is a gifted artist, but still is a good listener in trying to assess the particular wishes or ideas we are requesting. She is wonderful to work with! - Joan Stewart, J. E Stewart Photography, Pittsburgh, PA

I just love working with Karen. Not only is she a very talented artist, but she is an absolute joy to work with. We work as a collaborative effort on each and every image. She knows what it is I like in a painting and she is open enough to make satisfaction a priority. She is so wonderful at knowing what makes an image jump off the canvas – down to all of the highlights and enhancements. Karen is truly a beautiful artist, both inside and as a painter. - Suzanne Plitt, Suzanne Plitt Photography, Zachary, LA

Karen is a sheer joy to work with! Her enthusiasm, talent and dedication to her art are unsurpassed. Her work is truly exceptional….simply wonderful! - Rosanne Rainville, Rose Photography, Fredericksburg, VA

Karen has a remarkable talent for creating beautiful artwork. For several years, she has added the artistic touch to many of my own professional portraits, and most recently, to an old, poor quality snapshot of my husband. The result is, without fail, phenomenal. My customers are always thrilled with the final masterpiece they receive, and I am always in awe of her talent! - Rachelle Nilsson, Edmonton, CA

Our son, Eddie, left his dog with us in New Martinsville for several years. Ziggy did not like to be photographed. After his death we were unable to find a good picture of him to frame. What a wonderful surprise when our children gave us your painting of Ziggy. The picture is very realistic and we will cherish it always. - John and Tulane Mensore, New Martinsville, WV