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Karen Adams




When I left college at the age of eighteen, I did not begin my working life as a contemporary artist; although I realise now that I should have done.  Instead, having trained as a graphic designer, I spent the next few years with a variety of graphic studios, each with its own particular way of working and restrictive atmosphere, so it came as no real surprise to those who knew me well that I became dissatisfied with the direction that my career seemed to be taking.

It was some years later, when I was in my mid-thirties to be exact, that I decided the time had come to turn my dreams into reality and I enrolled with The Regent Academy of Fine Arts in London where I qualified, first of all, in Interior Design, and then in Decorative Paint Techniques.  The combined knowledge and experience gained from these courses provided the inspiration to explore a new concept in contemporary painting which has since become recognised as my signature style.  I have successfully competed in various events, winning the Abstract or Experimental Art award at the SAA's International Competition and the following year I was enormously proud to learn that one of my abstracts had been short-listed at The Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition.

Over the ensuring years my reputation for creating highly tactile, multi-layered 3-D effect abstract, as well as representational, paintings has become well established and my work is now much sought after.  Several prestigious art galleries continue successfully to exhibit my work and I am delighted to say that through public sales and private commissions, many of my paintings now adorn the walls of homes as far afield as New Zealand, Texas-USA, Bermuda and Europe.  Nothing gives me greater pleasure.  

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