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"Based on a childhood playground" is a series of abstract paintings influenced by memories and images of the playgrounds Karen played in while growing up in council estates in Scotland. Happy memories inspire the bright colours that are sometimes painted onto darker surfaces, countering the common misconceptions that housing estates were bleak places. Researching what she visually remembers, she incorporates these bright colours associated with play parks onto textured darker surfaces.
Karen studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art and Contemporary Art Practice in Edinburgh. She is currently co-director of DOK Artist Space.