at Merriecroft from Thursday 11th April to Saturday 4th May 2013
Visitors welcome without appointment:
Tuesday - Friday 2.30pm - 5.30pm and Saturday 10.30am - 5.30pm.
Viewing available at other times by appointment - ring Kristina on 07798 601427
Colour - rich magenta melting into a subtle grey-blue, a burnt orange contrasting against a deep indigo. Perspective - a garden in soft focus,
trees and fields creating a pattern on the canvas. Shape - a cup or bowl highlighted with colour or a simple line. All these elements are in Karen’s
thoughts as she starts a piece of work. Letting the painting grow from a few direct sweeps of the brush or choice of colour.
Of her work the artist says: "Originally a textile designer I now paint full time. I work mainly in acrylic and mixed media, on canvas, board or paper.
The main inspiration for my work comes from the surrounding landscape, the coast, my garden. Simple everyday objects, a cup or jug, a table or
chair are the starting point for a piece of work. For me though, the colour, texture, mark making and a sense of space becomes the main focus and
influence in a painting."