Karen trained as a fashion designer at Harrow School of Art and then as a Costume Designer at The English National Opera Company. Later she discovered her love of set design, interiors and architecture. Formerly a Set decorator and Props Stylist on feature films, commercials and TV productions.
With her architectural paintings and the crowd people paintings, the common theme is her love of the retro/modernist look and this inspires nearly all of her work.
The attraction to buildings and straight lines, tropical flora, palm trees and swimming pools, Palm Springs and Bauhaus are currently the main theme of her recent work.