Karen Keogh's three-plate colour etchings and painterly monotypes are primarily concerned with exploring the landscape or cityscape. Karen makes visual sense of the scene before her by finding and simplifying the shapes, exaggerating the natural patterns and rhythms, and describing the colour, using her own personal interpretation. Within the finished work, she hopes to create an atmospheric and individual response. In the late 1970s, Karen trained as an artist at Roehampton University in London, and more recently, studied printmaking at Morley College in Lambeth. Her prints have been exhibited widely in the UK but they’ve also been shown in France, Germany and the USA.
Karen was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (ARE) in January 2008. She became a full member (RE) in 2011.