Karen says she works on multi levels; as a mark maker, a story teller and a silent activist. Her print works explore myth and truth in a personal response to understanding the difference. She reinterprets that which already exists and explore and offer fragments of her own identity within it.
Incorporating book art and sculpture; her work reflects an interest in habitat, architecture and literature. She uses line and colour as a language to explore the parameters of printmaking, with symbolism as an allegory; deconstructing situations, fairy tales, nursery rhymes or poetry that are part of childhood and adult culture.
Karen is a full time printmaker working from her own print studio in an old mill in the heart of Belfast. She is also a member, and former director/trustee of Belfast Print Workshop (2005-2019).