about me

Im an Artist and Illustrator living in West Cork Ireland, who loves all things vintage and nostalgic, dusty things in attics, retro design/decor, antiques, history and memories

 My painting , drawing and illustrations have been described as “quirky” sometimes with a dark feel evoking the surreal aspects of dreams

 I like to use intense pattern design and mostly illustrate women, flowers and birds 

 most images you see on my website can made into a  print so if you see something you like and its not in the shop please get in touch 

Cheers from Karen x



I am working on an autobiographical  graphic story. 

It begins with my families return from an RAF base in Cyprus in the fifities after my mother’s affair with an EOKA spy.

 This book is my attempt to discover the real woman behind my mothers masks and it describes the events that ended in her untimey death at the age of 37



"Sea Sore"

A series of decorative wall panels depicting the pollution of the oceans and how we have closed our eyes to the enormity of the problem for far too long.

Can be seen and are for sale at the Vista Bistro Kinsale Co Cork Ireland

Work in Progress

"Homage to Leonora"

Above is a picture of a recent art work of mine, “Homage to Leonora” imagined as a wall decoration. However if this just TOO BIG for you why not choose a Leonora art print 11.5 x8.5cm click here SHOP

Paint Your Wagon

Above is the barrel top I designed and  decorated for the WEST CORK  MODEL RAILWAY VILLAGE 


And below is one I did last year

Danny Boy ..illustrating favourite songs

Music and song is so evocative and can bring back moving memories.  I take commisions for those who want see their song in image form