Karen started painting in Oils during 1999, and attended art school in Cape Town, under the guidance of Judy Moolenschot, where all mediums were explored.
Karen was fortunate to receive her first commission in 2001 for a Cape Town Restaurant. And has participated in numerous exhibitions, including at the Greyton Gallery, Veldrift Gallery, The Framing Gallery, Grovesnor Gallery, and the Riebeeck Valley Hotel.
The first solo exhibition was in 2003 at .38 Special in Cape Town. Her contemporary works were also available at the renouned Hout Bay Gallery. Having previously exhibited with Cape Town artist Margie Johnson in Greyton, she decided to join Margie’s school in 2004. This she found to be a huge source of inspiration. Her use of colour is courageous and bold, resulting in energetic, refreshing and uninhibited works. She is always keen to challenge herself to produce a broader spectrum of compositions, demonstrating unlimited diversity from contemporary through to realism.
Karen has relocated in recent years and is based in Queensland Australia.
Her works are now exhibited in private collections in Australia, United Kingdom, United States, an Europe. The majority of her works are Oil on stretched Canvas, unless specified. Commissions are accepted.