distinctive stone art-karmic stone atelier

Stone Artisan Janis Blayne Paul creates distinctive stone art:
Natural stone tiles, bas reliefs and stone sculptures, made by hand in the “karmic stone atelier".

distinctive stone art is a one of a kind, unique and meaningful design feature which will transform your home & landscape.

Working with architects and design professionals, builders,
landscape architects, art collectors and discerning clients, Janis brings architectural experience, a unique vision and superb craftsmanship to every project.

Projects include:
Custom tile for Kitchen Backsplashes, Spa baths & fireplace mantles;
Landscape garden pavers, bluestone patios, pool accents & benches;
Focal points for outdoor kitchens & fireplaces;
Stone entry columns and stone sculptures;
Bas Relief artisan tiles for the art collector .

No matter the size or scope of the project, Janis strives to connect with clients by creating works that enhance their environment, compliment the space, home & landscape and resonate with each individual in a meaningful way.

Janis creates disitinctive stone art
to transform the ordinary into the EXTRAORDINARY.

Read about janis "In the News" HERE


The study of architecture and art history led me to the oldest form of representational art: stone carving. Stone is my preferred medium, representing a state of permanence in an everchanging world.

Artistic representation, iconography, symbiology, expression,and form, combined with varied inspirations, curiosity, and the joy of discovery impact and inform my intention as both an architect and now as an artist.

My architectural experience offered insight into how art can enhance the built and natural environment. As such, I explore the synergy between art, architecture and the landscape through Public Art projects.

By offering unexpected opportunities for disovery, my work has the potential to transform people’s day-to-day experiences, heighten ones surroundings, and creates a beacon of creative engagement and interaction.

Whether an original, one of a kind work of art, an Architectural element, a Landscape feature or a public art installation, I strive to create meaningful art with apurpose:
to transform the ordinary into an experiential journey of discovery and learning.


"Your work and talent are absolutely incredible. The fact that you were able to transfer someone's thoughts into symbols and a carving were so spectacular. We are so happy with the results.Thank you for doing this with such meticulous effort & creativity."~ Susan K. and Sheila Z., NewYork
"In 2014 and 2015, karmic stone was engagedby our landscape design/build firm to add detailed carvings to a number oflarge boulders (most over 200 lbs in weight) and pavers placed within theentrance courtyards of estate homes.

Janis Blayne Paul, the owner of karmic stone and resident artist, came to the projects with a wealth of ideas, enthusiasm and the top notch skills needed to bring her ideas to life.
The resulting stones were elevated to sculpture in Janis' hands. The beauty and character of the finished stone focal points accentuated perfectly the garden entrance space, while simultaneously melding with the existing architecture of the home.

Our clients and our clients' designers were thrilled!
I look forward to working with Janis on future projects. Her professionalism, attention to detail, sense of scale and beautiful line work would be an asset within any space we create, indoors oroutdoors."~ Mary Bowe., Landscape Architect, Doylestown, PA.
"The logo is superb ! What I admire is the heart behind what you do which shines through in every detail: not only in the logo you designed but the packaging. Your talents and work are truly inspiring to others. I will treasure it for my entire life. Keep carving!!!!" ~YoshitaChandrani, AIA, Princeton, NJ
"I saw the stone sculpture being installed yesterday...couldn't wait! It looks absolutely as if it emerged organically from the site! You'll be happy to know that now friends are thinking about howthey can incorporate a stone carving into their own landscapes… Thank you!- Kim M., Princeton, NJ
" Thank you so much for the backsplash tile options- my wife loved all the sketches! I am so amazed when people have the ability to just sketch visions from the rminds eye. And to then carve it in stone? INCREDIBLE. The finished product exceeded all expectations. What a wonderful talent! Cant thank you enough."~ Matt C.Boulder,CO.
"So happy I discovered your work in the WWAC Gallery. The piece resonates with me so much since I've dancedi mprovisationally half my life. The piece has dance in it and dancing with a goddess that removes obstacles sounds like good company. Thank you." ~PaulC., West Windsor, NJ
"We are so honored to have your work featured in our landscape- even more so now having just seen the clip of you and your stone carving featured on the Home & Backyard show. We are in amazement! Congratulations!"~ Debra M., Eureka,CA.
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10 Reviews
Cabinets By Amy & Lauren
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Apr 2017

Janis is an amazing artist that we had the pleasure to work with at The Bucks County Designer Showhouse in Doylestown PA. That project brought us together and we are so excited to work together on mo...Read More

Laura Virili
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2017

I engaged distinctive stone art for my bathroom & kitchen remodels. Janis Blayne-Paul's vision, creativity, attention to detail and passion is nothing like I have ever seen before. If you are looking ...Read More

Colleen Miller
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2016

Janis designed and carved the beautiful butterfly memorial garden to honor a dear member of our church community. She spent time on site developing and refining the design to integrate it with the gar...Read More

Elser Landaverde
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2016

Janis is AMZING! She designed a VERY special piece of art on stone for me and delivered it in just 3 days...from the East Coast to California. She took the time to listen, design and even did a few ch...Read More

Marty Crowley
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2016

I can't say enough positive about this company. Janis worked patiently with me to come up with a design for the centerpiece over the range in our new kitchen. Her drawings were outstanding. When we...Read More

Kat Landis
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2016

This former architect turned art carver/sculptor did a remarkable job turning boulders into beautiful, tasteful works of memorial art in Doylestown Cemetery that have become the focal point of our mem...Read More

Relationship: OtherProject Date: Mar 2016

Janis has done an amazing job with backsplash and slate carving for my front yard. She worked with me very patiently and finally gave me what I needed. Highly recommended .Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2016

My wife and I ordered a backsplash stone for behind our range. When we reached out to Karmic Stone, we weren't exactly sure what we wanted. Janis talked with us both and came up with a sketch that w...Read More

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