Artist and urban explorer.
Out on the streets of London, and other cities when visiting, Karen takes photographs of road markings, road signs, construction sites and architecture. Her photographs document my pre-occupation with industrial colour, geometric form (with a specific interest in the void-like shape), and the ‘spaceinbetween’ created within and by these urban landscapes.
As part of her process, she does quick daily observation drawings, where the speed of the drawing and the every-changing landscape allows a sense of movement to be introduced. Her drawing medium is electrical tape, which defines industrial colour and helps to create geometric angles, while the transparency of the tape provides an additional sense of space.
In the studio, Karen is a painter, printmaker, & installation artist. She uses her source gathering explorations and further editing to show permutations of architecture, cityscapes and roadmarkings with a specific emphasis on how space and movement are controlled and restricted.
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For over two years, Karen has been documenting, through ongoing daily social media posts, her urban explorations and studio work. By giving each post a number and title the daily visual has become an extension of her artist diary to enable sharing with an international platform of interested audiences.
Creative workshops exploring space and colour
I am a professional artist with 10 years experience working with children of all ages and have an up to date DBS certificate. I approach my workshops in an open and fun way exploring the use of materials and for the older participants drawing the space around us. From a young age children recognise shapes and colours – the use of electrical tape provides a non messy approach to look at and play with bright colour collage without the need for glue. I am holding workshops at the Bridport Arts Centre in May (2019) as part of an exhibition I am exhibiting in Drawn (Sat 11 May to Sat 15 June) for both children and adults.