Artist’s statement: based in London, it is landscapes that often inspire my art work, including paintings, drawings, and collage. My abstract landscape paintings depict the wonder and fragility of the natural world using explorations of light, colour and texture. Inspiration comes from local walks along The Thames river or in Greenwich Park, and sometimes while exploring RSPB nature reserves, such as Minsmere in Suffolk, or the island of Guernsey, where I spent my teenage years.
Colour and texture are important. The colour in my work is often drawn from the landscape but may change, or become exaggerated, in the process of painting as I try to resolve the relationships between them. Texture may be created by applying thick paint and bold brushstrokes, or, by forming complex thinner layers by applying and then partially removing the paint. Paint then evokes the beauty and complexity of nature and takes the viewer to a different place, just for a few moments.
Art exhibitions (group shows):
Crossed paths group, Espacio Gallery, London E1 (19 – 24 October 2021)
Tuesday group, Hampstead Art Show 2016: Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, London NW3 (22 June- 3 July 2016)
More than Brushstrokes, Advanced Painting Practice course final show: Morley College, (18 March – 28 April 2016)
MADE2016: Morley Gallery and College, London SE1 (29 February – 17 March 2016)
Explorations, CityLit Fine Art course final show: Espacio Gallery, London E1 (July 2015)
Interim show, CityLit Fine Art course: City Literary Institute, London WC2 (February 2015)
Advanced Painting Practice course: Morley College, London SE1 (2015-2016)
CityLit Fine Art course: City Literary Institute, London WC2 (2013 – 2015)
Various short art courses (painting, drawing, sketchbooks, collage and mixed media): City Literary Institute, Morley College and Mary Ward Centre all in London.
Please enjoy my work!
Email: karenpollock@btconnect dot com