Karen Joy

Karen Joy

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 so totally exciting and has been so lucky that during lockdown she was able to walk through her local landscape for inspiration, both actual and emotionally. She loves to take on commissions to paint scenes or an area of particular love. Karen’s work has definitely been her saviour during the difficult times we’ve had, and she looks forward to sharing her work now and maybe even meeting you. Forward to meeting and sharing her work now, and look forward to meeting you.
Karen works constantly in her studio at home and is always happy to show people many more paintings.

Karen’s work can be seen in Pretty Like Pictures.