CELEBRATING NATURE ...

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ABOUT KAREN
WHERE TO
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.

Galleries

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

Local

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