Karen studied mixed media, life drawing, printmaking and history of art at Amersham and Wycombe College.

She says one of the most exciting parts of creating artwork is taking risks, and not being afraid of making mistakes.

After many years working as a midwife this was an exciting prospect, as she became addicted to the excitement of the unexpected.

Her work is influenced by found materials, collage and alternative methods of working, inspired by sketching and painting plein aire. 

Abstraction and the natural form gives inspriration, and the use of photography helps with detail. Keeping her work alive and evolving is essential to her practice.

At present she is  a student at the Newlyn School of Art, Cornwall., and Artist in Residence for the Amersham Martyrs 21, Amersham.

She says credit must also go to her enthusiastic tutors and the use of Boden Press printing  studio.

Selected member of Bucks Art Society in 2016.




Amersham Art Unlocked

Your World, A window into life since Lockdown, Open Door,  


Solo Exhibition at the Emerald Framing shop, Chalfont St Peter

Spring Exhibition online at the Obsidian.

John Benjamin , Metroland, Old Fire Station,Henley

Pop Up Exhibition, MS Centre Annual Exhibition , Halton.

Past Exhibitions


Royal Academy,Summer Exhibition,

Winter Wonderland, Open Door, Berkhamsted

Beechwood Autumn Exhibition

BAS Autumn Exhibition , Buckingham County Hall,

A Twist on Dahl, Bourne End Library, Bucks

Graham Green and Agatha Christie weekend, Deans Hall, Berkhamsted 

The Peoples landscape Painting Exhibition, Claydon House National Trust, Bucks

Kitchen Art Exhibition, The Here Cafe, Berkhamsted,

A for Agatha Weekend, Wallingford

Obsidian , Summer Exhibition, Wendover

Bucks Art Weeks, Boden Press

MS Centre Annual Exhibition, -RAF Halton

BAS Spring Exhibition , Fitzwilliams Centre , Beaconsfield

Beechwood spring Exhibition , Chalfont St Peter.

Raold Dahl Print Exhibition ,Upstairs Gallery, Berkhampstead


BAS Autumn Exhibition, Buckingham.

Beechwood Autumn Exhibition, (1st Prize and Donald Walton Award)

Little Bird Gallery, Wendover

Remembering, The Open Door, Berkhamsted.

Aylesbury Grammar School Annual Fair.

First Impressions,- The Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted.

Winter Collection -The Obsidian Gallery, Wendover

BAS exhibition -Fitzwilliams Centre, Beaconsfield.

MS Centre Annual Exhibition, -RAF Halton

A for Agatha,- Upstairs Gallery,- Berkhamsted/ Bourne End Library.

Graham Green Exhibition, Berkhamsted Public School.

Bucks Art Weeks- Boden Press,

Previous Years

Beechwood Artists Exhibitions                   (1st Prize and Donald Walton Award 2016)

Queens Park Art Centre, Aylesbury, BAS       -2016,2017

Smith&Kittle, Beaconsfield-                         -2016,2017

Bucks County museum, BBH                        -2016

Bucks County Museum,"Off The Wall"           -2015,2017

Dulwich Picture Gallery, Open Exhibiton,       -2014

Bucks Open Studios                                    -2012,2013,2014,2015,2017

The Obsidian Gallery, Wendover                   -2010,2011,2014,2016,2017

One Church Street, Great Missenden            -2012,2013 

The Upstairs Gallery, Berkhampstead            2013,2014,2015,2016,2017



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