Exploring the Landscape in Colour
My three-plate colour etchings and painterly monotypes are primarily concerned with exploring the landscape or cityscape. I make visual sense of the scene before me by finding and simplifying the shapes, exaggerating the natural patterns and rhythms, and describing the colour, using my own personal interpretation. Within the finished work, I hope to create an atmospheric and individual response.
In the late 1970s, I trained as an artist at Roehampton University in London, and more recently, I studied printmaking at Morley College in Lambeth. My prints have been exhibited widely in the UK but they’ve also been shown in France, Germany and the USA.
I was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (ARE) in January 2008. I became a full member (RE) in 2011.
A Mediterranean Journey | At Eames Fine Art
This exhibition of new etchings and paintings by Karen Keogh adds her unique artistic voice to several subjects that have been preoccupying and exciting European artists throughout history. In her introduction below, she mentions the Fauves, and as she states, there is certainly a discernible Fauvist inspiration in Karen’s palette. This is particularly apparent to me in her Summer Vineyard oil painting and the deep yellow sky in her Southern Sunrise etching.But in addition to this connection with the Fauvist aesthetic, there are two other art historical ties to note.
Read more or see a short interview below: