Karen Turner

'Living in the wonderful county of Yorkshire I am passionate about our beautiful countryside, rugged coastline, historic cities and working fishing villages, which all have their own individual charm, and give endless inspiration to an artist.

I have always been drawn to the sea and love to paint it with the fluid, often unpredictable qualities of watercolour and inks on paper. I also enjoy creating using big brushes and the colourful opaque effects of acrylic paint on wood, adding layers of detail with collage.

Exploring with colour and bold mark making, I work in a semi-abstract naive style, capturing the landscape, wildlife and other aspects of the natural world.

​I love to create art which makes people smile, adding a splash of colour and brightness to everyday life.

 

For this exhibition I drew back on sketches from my walks on our coast before lockdown. They transported me back to the sea, and kept me going personally through the complex and tough times most of us have experienced during the pandemic.

 

I hope that you are enjoying trips to the coast and countryside, and the wonderful freedom to visit art galleries again as much as I am.'