"Creating art is a very individual and emotional journey. A place I can express and lose myself completely"
Karen is a Hampshire based artist, working from her studio at home. Combining learned techniques with individual creation, often with a dramatic and abstract approach to a photograph captured. Karen's interpretations are in the medium of acrylic, she will often use vibrant colour to bring an energy to her work and a room to life!
Karen has a huge connection to wildlife and nature, in particular the characteristics and spirit of animals. Captivated from early trips to Kenya and South Africa, Karen has experienced some breathtaking moments of wildlife in their natural habitat, and witnessed the decline of some incredible species. Animals are refreshingly unaware of how beautiful they are, when survival is key, so bringing out the essence of her subject is her biggest passion. Being lucky to have worked with British wildlife at Wildlife Aid for many years, has also given Karen a greater understanding of the challenges that are being faced in our natural world.
"It is incredibly important for me to support charities in conservation and protection of our wildlife and natural world with my work"
With great encouragement from her mentor and talented artist 'Jamel Akib' Karen launched her art career back in 2016, and is now a recognised artist selling globally.
Karen is a member of the Farnham Art Society, exhibiting work through local galleries and exhibitions including Farnham, AppArt and a number of major art fairs. Karen works with a number of collaborations and was delighted to be invited to join the 'Artists For Painted Dogs' group of world renowned wildlife artists. In its inaugural exhibition in 2020, it raised an incredible £40,000 for wildlife charities, followed by a further £10,000 for a number of British Wildlife Trusts.
Karen has also enjoyed working in collaboration with wildlife artist Sally Goodden, to create colourful and engaging themed walls of art at the children’s Minor Injury Units in Southampton and Portsmouth.
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