CELEBRATING NATURE ...
FIND MY WORK
EXHIBITING AND SHOWS
Karen is an artist and author best known for her contemporary, vibrant watercolour paintings. She has just one artistic aim in life: “to create art that dazzles with light and colour, so much so that it appears to shimmer with a life of its own”.
The popular watercolourist, whose award-winning paintings have graced the walls of venues run by much-loved institutions such as the National Trust, the RHS and the Royal Geographical Society, sees her art as a lifelong journey. She pours her infectious enthusiasm and energy for nature-inspired subjects into her work, focusing mainly on wildlife.
Karen lives in rural Devon, UK, a largely unspoilt belt of countryside, spanning coast and moors, where she finds inspiration for her portraits of wildlife all around her. Her loose, expressive style sits perfectly with her chosen medium of watercolour. Luminous, spontaneous and occasionally unpredictable, the tendency of watercolour to produce ‘happy accidents’ simply adds to its allure.
Over the years, she has sought out and trained with some of the best watercolourists in the world, such is her affection for the medium. Always experimenting and fascinated with mark-making, Karen has forged a distinctive style and taken her place in the watercolour world.
My work can be found in the following list of galleries. If a particular painting has caught your eye, please do get in touch as I can direct you to it's location. Please do check back as new galleries, nationwide, are added regularly via my agent. My working studio is located at Kigbeare Studios & Gallery, a few miles north of Okehampton, and visitors are very welcome by appointment.
Rennies Gallery, Liverpool
Duncans of Banchory, Banchory, Aberdeen
Exhibitions in 2019:
Bath Art Fair, 1-2 March
Contemporary Art Fairs, Newbury, 10-12 May
National Trust Widecombe-in-the-Moor Solo Exhibition, 25 June-26 August
Art Under Glass, Avon Mill, Loddiswell, Devon, 12-27 October
Contemporary Art Fairs, Windsor, 8-10 November
Chester Arts Fair, 15-17 November
Kigbeare Christmas Open Studios, 30 November-1 December
2018 Shows & Exhibitions:
National Trust, Cotehele Gallery, "A New Dawn" Exhibition - from March
50th Annual Art Exhibition in aid of Cancer Research, Liskeard - 7-11 March
National Trust Church House, Dartmoor, Exhibition of my Dartmoor-inspired art, April-June inclusive (across two buildings, ask in Church House)
Living Heritage Show at Sandringham, Norfolk, 20-22 April
Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham Race Course, 27-29 April (represented by Mayne Gallery)
RHS Wisley, 3-7 May
Devon County Show, 17-19 May
Exeter Craft Festival, Exeter Cathedral grounds, 5-7 July
BBC Countryfile Live, Blenheim Palace, (Country Living Pavillion) 2-5 August
Devon Open Studios, based at Kigbeare Studios & Gallery, 8-23 September
Art Under Glass, Avon Mill, Loddiswell near Kingsbridge, 13-27 October
Winchester Crafts in Focus, 2-4 November
Chester Arts Fair, Chester Race Course, November 18-20
Mount Edgcumbe Christmas Show, December 8-9