Karen Eames Contemporary Fine Art
Based in Chalkhill Studio Olivers Battery, Winchester. Whilst she developed a professional career in nursing she longed to paint and study art. She achieved her lifetime dream with the opportunity to study Fine Art at Winchester School of Art and Design graduating with a first class honours degree in Visual Art in 2004, and then completed a Masters in 2007.
Karen’s passion is painting and it continues to develop, her work is often expressive, dreamlike and captures a sense of place. She enjoys working across media, often incorporating cold wax medium which gives layers of colour, texture and form.
The layers relate to her personal visual experiences of everyday life and experience. She describes her painting having a more intuitive approach, which she develops through self reflection and spending time immersing herself in the landscape. She works in sketchbooks on site and completes the paintings in her studio. She also combines teaching with her practice specialising in art for wellbeing which includes painting ,drawing and mixed media techniques, Karen draws on observations and her memories. Building layers of oil, cold wax and mixed media to provide a sense of place - excavating layers of paint. Taking into account The cultural construct of a place, human identity and her own attachment to a landscape.
“Landscapes and skies are often overlooked, they surround us and yet can be missed as we are caught up in our busy lives, I sketch on site, I like the idea they are part memory and part real. I have an intuitive approach to painting preferring to explore the colours of dreams rather than reality” They become part real and part of my dreamscape. They allow me to free myself from the reality of the everyday”
Her work is in collections worldwide.