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Karen Marie Mitchell

I identify with Picasso's frustration " it takes time to paint like a child."

Karen Marie Mitchell

I qualified from art college in Yorkshire with a HND in Surface Pattern/Printed Textile Design, in 1994. I went on to produce wedding stationery and greetings cards whilst retraining as a relationship counsellor and family therapist with RELATE. Whilst studying for my PGCE to teach Art & Design, and Counselling skills courses in the Adult & Community sector, I ran Creative Expressions Art Therapy classes with MIND.

We relocated to East Devon in 2008. I am now a painter/printmaker fulltime, from home.

Although I do sketch en plein air and from photographs I prefer to capture the essence of an experience, my interpretation, from memory. I particularly enjoy colour, shape and simplifying a subject. I identify with Picasso’s frustration “…it takes a lifetime to paint like a child.” My paintings often combine ink, watercolour and acrylic. My printmaking includes Monotype, Linocut, Collagraph and Drypoint etchings. I am presently experimenting with an idea to combine printmaking sections within my paintings.

Mitchell   blue tits
Blue Tits
Mitchell   image 1  daisy love
Daisy Love
Mitchell   image 2  nature s gems
Nature's Gems
Mitchell   image 4 morocco
Mitchell   image 5 morocco triptych
Morocco Triptych
Mitchell   image 6 mr red robin
Red Robin