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Karen Kirkwood

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Karen Kirkwood’s work is inspired by the natural world and the elemental powers of nature. These often manifest in an abstract form with heavily textured and layered surfaces giving the works their own physicality. These layers are then contained and overlain by schematic linear elements to control the surface below.

Earlier works were drawn from an interest in cosmology and the relationship between micro particles and the vast energies found in space. Thinking about the physical forces at work in the cosmos and their effect on the matter there.
Master of Fine Art Degree, Edinburgh College of Art, 1994
BA Hons Drawing and Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, 1992
Post-Graduate Certificate in Community Education,
Strathclyde University, Glasgow, 2005
Intervention 76cm x56cm
  • Karen Kirkwood
  • Intervention 76cm x56cm
  • Oil
Firmament 76cm x 56cm
  • Karen Kirkwood
  • Firmament 76cm x 56cm
  • Oil
Dark Spot 21cm x 29.7cm
  • Karen Kirkwood
  • Dark Spot 21cm x 29.7cm
  • Acrylic