Born in London in 1978, Karen spent many of her school years in Geneva, before returning to the UK to attend Hampstead Fine Arts College in London.
Remaining in the city to work in media monitoring, Karen eventually found herself on the Suffolk / Norfolk border, where she has a small home studio.
A portrait and figure artist, Karen's portraits are produced in pencil and her figure work in oils. Naturally methodical and a keen observer of people, she uses a minimalistic, sculptural style to describe structure and to capture the essence of her sitter.
In May 2021 she was awarded the President's Prize at The Institute of East Anglian Artists Open Exhibition, and in June 2021 she was selected as a Finalist in The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize.