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Karen SJ Keable Art Exhibition, Southwold Gallery, Suffolk
March 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - April 7, 2017 @ 1:00 am
To mark her 50th year, artist Karen Keable has been working very hard for the past two years to produce an amazing collection of pieces for this exhibition. More details to follow…..
About the artist, Karen SJ Keable
“Inspiration for my paintings comes from the amazing Norfolk and Suffolk scenery, which I see every day: The dramatic sky, light reflecting off water, rugged old boats, a pile of fishing paraphernalia on a beach. Everyday things just lying around, that when the light hits them look amazing. An inspirational sky for me conjures up all sorts of emotional feelings, lost loved ones, angels, hopes and dreams, what’s to come. That particular feeling I portray in my painting creating a drama which the viewer interprets in a personal way to them.”
Karen was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in 1966, the granddaughter of Guernsey artist Louis Le Ray. As an adult, Karen travelled the world living in Singapore, Bangkok, Australia and Norway. During this time she developed her love of drawing and painting, undertaking portrait commissions and running art classes. ‘Living in all of those great places, gave me the opportunity to see new cultures, new colours and new scenes all of which would have an effect on my painting.’
On her return to Britain Karen studied Art in Aberdeen. She moved to Southwold seafront in 1999 and realized her natural ability to capture the sea. She enjoyed limitless views of the beach, the groynes, the sea, birds, people, beach huts and of course the waves crashing onto the sand. Her paintings became increasingly popular.
In 2004 two of her paintings were selected for a permanent art collection in the House of Lords. See more…