Karen Davies

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I have been painting since my teens and work mainly in oils. My favourite subjects to paint are still life, but more recently I have been producing landscapes and coastal scenes. I use brushes in combination with the palette knife which gives an impasto effect and the textures this brings strengthens the composition of a picture. The artists I admire, and therefore am probably influenced by, are Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Anne Redpath, Mary Fedden and Oliver Akers Douglas.

I live in Cookham and draw inspiration from the surrounding countryside. But I also love to paint seascapes to remind myself of holidays by the coast, such as Dorset and Cornwall.