Originally she trained and worked as a commercial picture restorer, and in so doing got inspired to go to art college as a slightly mature student. Here she mainly worked with print medium, really loving the process. Having then married she had to wait until her family grew up to have the time to return to her art. Karen started using watercolour for several years which taught her a lot about the various aspects and details of art making, but having discovered acrylic as a medium, she knew immediately she had found what she needed, to start producing the work that was inside her. The freedom, immediacy and such total versality of this medium is just wonderful
Karen is an acrylic impressionistic / sometimes abstract landscape artist, using the real image of the scene sometimes more than others. Karen always paints to keep exploring the colours, textures mark making and just push more and more to find what can be done to portray our wonderful countryside, be it literally or emotionally, depending how she is drawn. She finds painting totally exciting and is inspired when she walks through her local landscape. She loves to take on commissions to paint scenes or an area of particular love. Karen works in her studio at home when most days she switches the music on loud and starts creating.