Like many artists, I have drawn since I was very small, and if I wasn’t drawing I would be immersed in a book.
Animals and the ethereal worlds were my favourite subjects back then and I still recall leaning on the floor to draw the stuffed animals in a local museum as a child, despite falling off my stool at the painting easel on my first day at school!
After a foundation year at art college, my career led to creating fairie and animal images for worldwide licenses and publications, including home décor, greetings, crafts, stationery, educational, paper crafts, needlecrafts, book illustration and private commissions.
I now specialise in creating detailed animal imagery for licensing, commissions and pet portraits.
As much as keeping a roof over my head allows, where possible I donate work to charities and non-profit organisations to help raise funds and awareness of animal welfare.
I’m a loner by nature but I have previously been owned by 2 seal mitted ragdolls and hope to again in the future.
Also being lucky enough to win a couple of awards along the way, art has remained my one true and trusted constant.
UPDATE….WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT FLORENCE AUCTION HAS RAISED £50 FOR HER FUND. THANK YOU TO KAREN AND EVERYONE THAT BID. FANTASTIC!
Hand created ORIGINAL ARTWORK “Florence” – One of 130 moon bears rescued from a bear bile farm in Nanning, China, by Animals Asia – from Colourbelle Animal Art and Portraits.
Karen has kindly offered this beautiful 18cm x 18cm drawing to raise money for our newly adopted Swindon bear Florence and 100% of proceeds will go towards her rescue and rehabilitation.
Karen is a professional artist, and a lifelong animal lover who has always wanted to use the gift she feels blessed to have been given, to help animal causes, and following a particularly challenging personal experience, at the same time as learning of the work that Animals Asia does on behalf of abused animals, she could no longer ignore what her heart was telling her she must do.
Karen hopes to create unique works of art to further aid awareness and raise much needed funds for the most beautiful animals our planet has been blessed with, and Florence is our introduction to Karen’s work.
You will be able to bid on our Ebay auction here
Bidding starts at 99p
The winner will also receive a discounted Colourbelle portrait voucher to use!.
Featuring Karen’s distinctive, softly detailed workmanship, this charming and engaging image will enhance any wall when placed in a mount and frame. Taken from an original photograph by kind permission from peteryuenphotography.com .
The artwork has been created using lightfast, ethically sourced and manufactured colour pencils, guaranteed to last 75 years on white cartridge paper.
To see more of Karen’s work and her beautiful pet portraits please visit www.colourbelle.com