Although primarily self taught, Karen has attended many workshops and tutorials, including courses at Pound Farm School of Painting & Drawing where she has achieved a full distinction for her HNC in Fine Art. She graduated in 2013 with a fine art BA (Hons
1997 The St.Cuthberts Paper Mill Award
1998 & 1999 Highly Commended Awards
2000 HC Award and Best Amateur Award
2001 Runner up in The Artist and Young Artist of the Year
2003 Silver Bacchus Award - Denbies, Sry
2005 Visitors Award - Denbies, Sry
Karen is a well established artist tutoring art Groups and organisations in London and South of England. She was a practising Chartered Physiotherapist for 22 years, then turned to develop her artistic skills around 20 years ago. Although primarily self taught, she gained full distinction for an HND in Fine Art and completed a BA(Hons)degree in Fine Art Sculpture at Wimbledon College of Art in 2013. Her bronze work was selected for exhibition at the Threadneedle Prize Exhibition 2013. Karen is a guest tutor for Art Safari, leading and tutoring painting holidays. She is an active member of the Dorking Group of Artists, having been Exhibition Secretary 2000-4, Winter Programme co ordinator 2003-04 and Chairman 2004-2008. Annually, Karen has had work accepted for exhibition at the Mall Galleries with The Society of Women Artists and at Westminster Central Hall with The Society of Botanical Artists and has sold at both. She also shows her work successfully at local club exhibitions and galleries in London and the South East. She also opens her garden studio to the public as part of the Surrey Artists Open Studio week. For the past few years, Karen has hosted and organised charity painting days, exhibitions and 'Art4Kids' workshops raising over £16,000 for children with special needs. She lives and works in Dorking.