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Karen is a visual artist from South Australia. Karen like to experiment with her art and develop new types of creation.
Originally Karen drew in pencil and charcoal but she has branched out into intricate pen drawings, collages and digital art. The next series of artwork she will be working on is a stroll into world of surrealism!
Karen's drawings are hand drawn and she uses a variety of colour pencil, graphite and or charcoal.
She also uses a variety of paper stock, mainly cartridge paper, toned sketch paper and watercolur paper.
She likes to draw the beauty of nature and natural things to bring them to life on the page. When she draws animals she likes to bring them to life through their unique colours and the depth of their eyes. Later this year Karen is planning on producing a small series of hand drawn birds with the colourful plummage on full display
Karen's Mum has always held a special place in her life. Karen's Mum had a life ling love of craft and she never threw anything away as it "might come in handy one day". When her Mum had to move Karen faced the mammoth task of going through her Mum's craft cabinets. Whilst not being a crafter herself Karen could see that these craft supplies were too good to throw out. Appealing to her love of recycling and upcycling Karen decided to use these items to make artworks; to make even the simplest piee of ribbon a pretty piece of art.
This is how Karen's collage came to life and she thoroughly enjoyed creating, upcycling and recycling beautiful, colourful and joyous artworks that will brighten any room.
Karen's family have always held a special place in her life. She has been lucky enough to inherit gorgeous lacework from her Great-Grandma
The amazingly intricate and perfectly crotcheted tablecloths and doilies became the inspiration for a series of Karen's artwork.
Creatively using the lacework designs and matching each stitch, Karen has brought them to bright, colourful and stunning life through her unique hand drawn artworks.
For Karen it has been a stitch through time and she has enjoyed the connection she felt with her Great-Grandma. Through the generations came a connection to be treasured.
Karen was intrigued by the flow of acrylic paints in water and by drawing with watercolour pencils. From these orginal designs she created digital artworks by photographing the art pieces and adding digital colour and effects to the prints that enhanced the designs and even brought to the surface elements previously unseen.