Karen originally trained and worked as a picture restorer, and then went on to do a fine art degree course. Having then married, it was not until the family grew up that she allowed herself to start painting seriously.
Karen finds the acrylic medium very adaptable for her love of painting landscape, as it allows her to work in so many different ways, but always quickly and spontaneously, to match the ever-changing world around us. She usually works from the idea of a specific place, but the painting is always a reaction to the scene and the interaction with the paint at the time. Karen is finding that at the moment she is often drawn to paint more and more in an abstract style, although it is always based on the landscape.
Karen is available to take on commissions
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