Old Harry


An original acrylic painting with collage on heavy duty watercolour paper by Karen Martin.

A depiction of the chalk formations, Old Harry Rocks on the Isle or Purbeck in Dorset, Karen says of the piece, "Old Harry was painted En Plein Air in one sitting, in a heat wave. Overlooking the rocks, with my equipment in the back of my car, I felt inspired and, having painted this several times before, I knew the subject well."

The painting measures 86 x 70 x 4cm.

This piece can also be purchased using Own Art - interest free credit, payable in 10 equal monthly instalments of £49.50 - contact the gallery for full details.

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About Karen Martin

Buckinghamshire based artist, Karen Martin studied mixed media, life drawing, printmaking and history of art at Amersham and Wycombe College.

She says one of the most exciting parts of creating artwork is taking risks, and not being afraid of making mistakes. After many years working as a midwife this was an exciting prospect, as she became addicted to the excitement of the unexpected.

Her work is influenced by found materials, collage and alternative methods of working, inspired by sketching and painting on location. Abstraction and the natural form gives inspiration, and the use of photography helps with detail. Keeping her work alive and evolving is essential to her practice.

She says that credit must also go to her enthusiastic tutors and the use of Boden Press printing studio.

Exhibiting regularly with local art groups and galleries and a member of Buckinghamshire Art Society, Karen also had work selected and exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2019.


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