Full details of exhibitions, events and talks are in my website DIARY
OWEN MUMFORD GALLERY
Chipping Norton Theatre
2 Spring St, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL
19 May - 22 June
OXFORD INDIE BOOK FAIR
Artwork and books
Saturday 21st November
Wesley Memorial Hall, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH
EYNSHAM ART GROUP OX29 4LA
Wednesday 28th April 2021
Evening talk about 'Sacred Geometry In Art'
7.45pm start - £3 entry
(Postponed to 2021 due to Covid19)
"The recurring patterns underlying life have always fascinated me. As an artist and mathematician I enjoy analysing and expressing the structure and forms of reality, the nature of consciousness, and the Mind through creative expression. Archetypal symbolism, especially sacred geometry, is my specialty.
I am an international author, speaker, game designer and artist of conceptual and abstract Alchemical Art. It is my intent that every piece I create effects a change in the viewer and user. Geometry is either overt or covert in the underlying structure of the painting. Every shape or pattern has a unique purpose in giving form to abstract concepts, such as time. When they are used specifically because of their application in shaping reality and filled with emotive colours they have a dynamic effect that resonates with the viewer. An additional layer of vitality and effect is included by using mixed media and specific materials, such as ground crystals or metallic leaf. This is an alchemical mix, where the intent, process, tools, materials and symbolism are essential ingredients of the overall piece.
For many, many centuries humans have known that artworks can have a profound effect, just by viewing a piece. Many cultures also use art to meditate on, using the art as a 'thought form' to merge with it, or gain insights into reality. Geometry in particular is an essential part of these practices. Yantras, mandalas, zen art, medicine wheels are examples. To illustrate the effect of Alchemical Art I use it in guided meditations and recently have been loading some onto my YouTube channel - Karen L French."
Numerate and creative Karen has a Joint Honours Degree in Mathematics and Management Sciences and MSc in Marketing, both from Manchester University. She also developed her artistic abilities while at university and has maintained her multi-disciplinary skills since those early years. Karen spent many years in international marketing, during which time she was published on several occasions. More recently she has devoted over 20 years to research, writing The Gateway Series (titles include 'Gateway to the Heavens' and 'The Hidden Geometry of Life', both with Watkins Publishing Ltd, available in various languages and also as e-books) and exploring Alchemical Art, which is based on the themes in her books.