Karen has lived in Bedfordshire all of her life, is an experienced artist painting for over 30 years. She has painted in most mediums, but these days works mostly with mixed media, watercolours, acrylic inks and dyes. She takes her inspiration from nature. She tries to develop innovative ways of approaching traditional subject matters, concentrating on light and dark, lost and found and using colour and tonal variation to create beautiful effects. She says “ I love the beautiful colours of nature, flowers and fauna, and the insects they attract. I find myself wanting to capture these in my work”. From time to time she still enjoys painting other subjects, such as buildings, and people, but finds she still loves to come back to nature.