Karen Birchwood

Karen’s work is strongly influenced by the surrounding countryside of the South East as well as the coast, her garden and home, and the changing seasons. She likes to imply the landscape in colour, marking making and texture, often creating a sense of movement within the painting.

Karen gained a BA Honours degree in Printed Textiles at Middlesex Polytechnic in 1989. She worked in the Textile industry for sixteen years designing for the likes of Laura Ashley, French Connection, Habitat and many fashion and textile companies all over the world. This background plays an important role in how she interprets the patterning and form of the landscape or still life.

Karen exhibits in a number of galleries and shows in the South East as well as Hampshire, Devon and the Peak District. Karen also is represented by the John Lewis Partnership, which sells a number of her paintings as prints. 



  Our current exhibition features new work from Karen. To view a selection please click here.           A Collective View runs from 9th September to 9th October 2017.