Karen is based in Chalkhill Studio Olivers Battery, Winchester. Originally trained as a nurse and always painted in her spare time. Karen achieved her lifetime dream when she had the opportunity to study Fine Art at Winchester School of Art and Design.
She has exhibited throughout the UK.
Karens love for painting continues to develop and her work is often described as dreamlike part real part memory . Karen enjoys working across media including her paintings on glass. She loves to bring the paint alive in exceptional mark making.
Karen explores painting from a deeper level often relating to personal visual experiences of her everyday life. Karens painting has an intuitive approach, which she develops through self reflection and spending time walking and in the studio often with her favourite music playing as a means of reaching the subconscious. landscapes, skies, countryside and wildlife appear throughout her work along with things that are part of a personal journey and history, the work embraces life experiences from both the past and present, exploring memories and trajectories of everyday life. Karen works in many different mediums and feels it is important to relate it to the landscape or study she is painting. Recently she has bee painting on Glass and Slate. She also produces painted fused glass work.
“Landscapes and skies are often overlooked, they surround us and yet can be missed as we are caught up in our busy lives , I capture them on my phone and 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”
Please contact me if you would like to visit the studio or book for workshops. 07932631483
She's right there with you 2019
Painting of Olivers Battery fields Winchester on a glorious summer day
Wild flowers feature in many of my paintings and have a special connection for me.
Large heavily textured oil and cold wax mixed media on wooden cradled board
100cm x 100cm
Oil and cold wax mixed media on board