Karen Stamper’s Early Life and Inspiration
Karen was born and raised in Yorkshire and attended Art College in Bradford, West Yorkshire. After studying, Karen left the UK and embarked on a life of journeying overseas. Viewing travelling as a process of observing, learning and collecting, Karen’s art documents her life’s adventures. Karen’s titles allude to her travels, and whether reflecting the Port of Timbuktu or capturing the journey of being On The Move, Karen reflects the excitement of discovery.
Karen’s work has evolved over the years, however the celebration of the great outdoors remains central to her art. Her early series, Urban Shorelines combines painting with abstract collage to create an expressive and energetic collection of pieces. More recently, Karen has started experimenting with black and white media in her Allotments series. Characterised by sharp lines and abstract shapes, this monochromatic series demonstrates the versatility of Karen’s mixed media approach.