Karen was born in Manchester and is a textile and visual artist and graduated from Loughborough College of Art & Design with a first class BA (Hons) in Multi Media Textile Design.
Now residing in Doncaster where she has lived and worked as a freelance artist for almost 10 years. Karen continues her curiosity of working in different mediums and also how different art forms can be combined with fabric, thread and stitch. Karen has concentrated on community arts over the past few years, collaborating with musicians and sculptors, facilitating tailor-made visual art sessions to groups including adults living with loneliness and mental health issues, people with dementia, and children with additional and special needs.
When not sharing her creativity, Karen uses her sewing machine to draw with and has a love for portraits, nature and buildings.