I am an artist based in High Littleton, near Bath. I started painting in 2009 after almost 20 years working as a Landscape Architect. I work predominantly in acrylic and mixed media and am best known for my semi abstract landscapes and seascapes with atmospheric skies. I work mainly from the studio taking inspiration for colour and subject from a series of sketches and colour studies that I've done on long walks and holidays to wonderful wild places. I've always enjoyed working in sketchbooks and I now find that they form the basis of my process; you can see how I use them on my website
Sketching forms the foundation of all my work; it allows me to embed a place in my mind. Looking back at the sketches take me right back to the time I did the sketch which in turn enables me to paint from within. When I paint I am recalling the sights, sounds and feelings I had when I was sketching. I tend to use a limited palette and after developing an idea for a composition I let the painting evolve channeling the feelings the sketches have evoked.
I continue to enjoy experimenting and learning; it's exciting to see new techniques and materials appearing in my work. I tend to work on several pieces at a time which gives me the freedom to allow paintings to emerge as I layer paint over a gesso base and scratch/sand/rub back to reveal lost layers without overworking them. Over 10 years on I still love painting and there is nothing that matches the feeling when someone buys a painting because it speaks to them too!
If you are interested in buying a particular piece or would like to commission artwork please get in touch.
You can see more of Karen's work and contact Karen via
Facebook : @Karen George's Art