Karen Joy

abstract landscape: lemon light
Bicester - North & West
Mixed Media, Painting

I originally trained and worked as a commercial picture restorer, and in so doing got inspired to go to art college where I gained my fine art degree. My own painting was put on hold when I then got married and while my family grew up I returned to working from home for several galleries as a picture restore. Once the family grew up, It was then that painting for myself began calling me back. I started using watercolour for several years which taught me a lot about the various aspects and details of art making, but having discovered acrylic as a medium, I knew immediately I had found what I needed, to start producing the work that was inside me. The freedom, immediacy and such total versality of this medium is just wonderful
I am an acrylic, sometimes mixed media, expressionistic and abstract artist, sometimes using the real image of the scene, more and more abstractly. I always paint to keep exploring the colours, textures mark making and just push to find what can be done to portray our wonderful countryside, be it literally or emotionally, depending how I am drawn. I find painting totally exciting and have been so lucky I have been able to walk through the landscape for inspiration. My art is definitely my saviour and a necessity and with the time to explore into it further wonderful. I look forward to meeting and sharing my work and look forward to meeting you. I am really a self taught in the acrylic medium, and it is this journey that I am forever developing.
I live in the beautiful Oxfordshire landscape and work constantly in my home studio which is just down the road from this year's venue and am always very happy to welcome people to come and see what I'm up to


Piddington Village Hall
Lugershall Road,
OX25 1PU
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May 2023
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