"For me painting allows that perfect quiet, where I am peaceful and at peace with myself, and my surroundings. It's an escape from the everyday, a chance to experience the earth more fully, a chance to breathe and know that all is well."
Karen began her art career as a hobby after moving to Canada from the UK in 1992. She quickly developed a love of painting especially in watercolour and took multiple classes to improve her skill technique. She completed a Fine Art certificate in 2002 at the University of Alberta’s Extension Centre and has received many awards and scholarships during her practice.
Over time Karen developed her unique style, loose, flowing and expressionistic but retaining an element of realsim. She also developed a love of outdoor painting and has become adept at painting en plein air. Her passion for art and for the land and environment is evident in her work and she spends many hours outdoors, painting in all kinds of weather!