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​Karen Turner is an award-winning artist whose oil paintings are a commentary on the weight of expectations.

Focusing on the physical body and the scrutiny to which it is commonly subjected, Karen's paintings explore what society expects of a woman, the ways in which a woman's shape is often considered to define her, and the impact that this has on her life and sense of self.

An examination of the inherent bias against, and at times discrimination of, fat bodies, her work challenges the traditionally narrow view of who can be considered beautiful, as she sensitively presents her subjects in a way that both celebrates and normalises.


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