Karen's work consists of vibrantly coloured, 3 plate etchings and painterly monotypes, which take the landscape for inspiration. She enjoys simplifying shapes and finding pattern within the landscape. She also likes to add her own touch of wild shape and colour. Using three metal plates for each print is labour intensive, technically difficult, and requires a great deal of foresight. But for Karen, there is no other way to achieve the exciting hues and colour combinations she is looking for.
To Karen, colour is the most thrilling element of the printmaking process. It has remained her passion from her early days of making a print. Sometimes she uses colour independently of the subject, generating light and space by colour alone.
Karen was elected an Associate member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers in 2008. In 2011 she became a full member (RE). She shows regularly at the Royal Summer Academy Exhibition, and recently had work on show at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Karen's work is held in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and the University of Aberystwyth Print Collection.
The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £130-£350.