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karen fitzpatrick

 I am a contemporary abstract landscape artist. I grew up in South Wales where from an
early age I developed a love of nature and being outdoors. I have always had a passion for
the Arts and in 1998 graduated from Coventry University with a BA(Hons) Fine Art degree. I
worked on various art projects and exhibitions after graduation and made the move to
become a professional artist in early 2020. Landscape has always been my inspiration. I have
lived in Gloucestershire for the past ten years and during that time drew most of my
inspiration from the Cotswolds. Recently I relocated back to Wales where I am now enjoying
exploring new landscapes along the Carmarthenshire coastline. Since moving to Llanelli in
August 2022 I have joined Y Ty Celf as a member artist. I currently have gallery
representation with Wychwood Art based in Oxfordshire and I am one of the founding
members of artForce collective based in Gloucestershire whom I continue to regularly
exhibit with. In November 2022 I qualified as a Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapist
giving me the skills to use creative arts therapy processes to enhance mental and emotional
wellbeing by supporting individuals through self-expression, self-understanding, and healthy
I begin my paintings by sketching and taking photographs out in the landscape. I try to soak
up the essence of the place, capturing colours, lines, and my emotional response to the
landscape around me. I connect with nature in a way that excites me and makes me feel
authentically me. I try to convey this in my paintings. Once back in my studio I like to work
with a limited colour palette, deciding at the start on just three or four colours. I use mixed
media on cradled panel, canvas board or paper. Colour, marks and texture are all important
to me in my work. My initial marks are loose, intuitive, and spontaneous. I then work back
into the painting layering colours and often stripping back areas to reveal hidden glimpses
from beneath until I reach that moment where I feel at peace with the painting, achieving a
sense of my initial emotional response.
To be true to my authentic self I feel a need to be creative and I am propelled by my desire
to see how far I can take my practice. My art is within me, I am the only person who can
create my art. This excites me.

ARTWORK Fire and Ice
ARTWORK Morning Blooms Bredon Hill
Artist pic 1
Unconfined - Karen Fitzpatrick
Untold - Karen Fitzpatrick
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