Hi, name is Karen Alleluia
and I am an independent illustrator and pin maker in San Diego, California.
I enjoy creating pieces with watercolor and alcohol-based markers, but have recently dived into digital art. Some of my most prized pieces, both digital and traditional, were created to confront social injustices in America as well as environmental issues in my city and around the world. My work has gained recognition by Southwestern College, The Sun newspaper, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.
I enjoy illustrating my two chihuahuas, Bandit and Fatboy, and their adventures as they travel the world and experience alternate universes together as brothers. Through these depictions, I want viewers to understand the importance of kin, what it means to help one another, and the beauty of going beyond our own bubbles.
If I’m not drawing, I’m getting tapped out at the Stronghold Jiu Jitsu in Point Loma or likely eating some authentic street tacos.
Your support, whether it be a Like on social media or a purchase made in my store, means the world to me. It allows me to continue doing what I love while providing the best care for my dogs. :)
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my work or if you are looking to work with me. I will get back to you as soon as I can.
September 2018: Commissions are currently closed.