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Working with the natural pigments of watercolour, I find inspiration in the beauty of the natural world around us.  I work hard to breathe life into my subjects, recreating them in vibrant, expressive and contemporary paintings.


My art is a lifelong learning journey to better bring to life the movement of wildlife, or the softness of light on an evening landscape.  My challenge is to communicate the joy I feel when out in nature, or in the presence of a beautiful animal, through my work.


An award winning artist, I exhibit throughout the UK, including selected National Trust and RHS venues.  My work can be found in galleries nationwide, listed below.  As well as original paintings, a few selected works are available as limited edition fine art prints.


My memberships include Devon Artist Network.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website and view my work





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.


National Trust Church House, Widecombe-in-the-Moor

Artmarket Gallery, Cottingham

Longridge Gallery, Longridge, near Preston

Quay Art, Padstow

Rennies Gallery, Liverpool

Mayne Gallery, Kingsbridge

Ashley Bishop Fine Art, Sidmouth, Dunster and Lynmouth

National Trust, Cotehele Gallery 

Evergreen Art Cafe, Daventry

Kigbeare Studios and Gallery, near Okehampton

Duncans of Banchory, Banchory, Aberdeen

Speculation Gallery, Brixton, near Plymouth


The Rydon Inn, Holsworthy (displaying selected framed prints)


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 

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karenthomasart@icloud.com  :  07711 292437  :  Devon, UK

© 2019 by Karen Thomas Watercolour