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Karen Williams

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Sculptor Karen Williams
Karen Williams

About Karen Williams

Karen started making her unique sculptures in 2004.Making people smile and playing with their imagination is the driving force behind her sculptures. Rather than creating an accurate representation Karen observes the spirit and character of the subject with a touch of humour, deliberately leaving out detail to be filled in by the viewer.
Karen`s sculptures are different from what most people think of as traditional outdoor sculpture. She works with wire and a variety of recycled material, including old jeans, t-shirts, curtains etc which she treats with a special resin that makes her sculptures solid and hard wearing, making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor settings, being weatherproof all year round. Karen then hand paints her sculptures to look like metal, paying great attention to detail for example all the standing faeries are wearing large pants under their dresses.
Karen did an art foundation course then avoided training to develop her own individual style.
Each one of her sculptures are all "one-offs" with no two identical. No moulds or patterns are used so you are guaranteed to be getting a truly original highly collectable work of art. They range in size from 10" tall to life size pieces.
Karen exhibits her work in galleries all over the UK and has sold several pieces to the USA.

Exhibition History of Karen Williams

focus gallery Nottingham
Trattles and Geall Whitby
St John St Gallery Ashbourne
Victoria Fearn Gallery Cardiff
Studio 61 Derby
The Beetroot tree Draycott
Leabrooks Gallery Alfreton
Atishoo Designs St Austell Cornwall
The Cottage Gallery Somerset
Pylle Emporium and Gallery Somerset
Old Court House Gallery Cumbria
Oliver Burns Interiors St Albans
Martins Gallery Cheltenham
Nottingham Castle Nottingham
Reg Taylors sculpture in the Sanctuary Southall
Skylark Studios Wisbech
Headstreet Gallery Essex
Gateway Galleries Shrewsbury
Scotland Art Scotland
Bettie Morton Gallery Brixton
The Little Gallery Belper
The Art House Southampton
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Hants
Buckingham Galleries Suffolk
The Merriscourt Gallery Oxfordshire
Ferrers Gallery Staunton Harold
Seagroves Gallery Cornwall
Wow Gallery Surrey
Gallery 52 Brailsford
Haddenham Gallery Cambridge
Arteria with Gallery 23 Lancaster
New Ashgate Gallery Surrey
Harding House Lincoln.

Artist Statement of Karen Williams

After years of working in various mediums I feel I have at last found my vocation, I now work full time as a sculptor in my garden studio, in Derbyshire.
My work is all self taught and I deliberately avoided training so I could develop my own individual style. My sculptures are all "one-offs" with no two identical. No moulds or patterns of any kind are used and no castings are made, so you are guaranteed to be getting a truly original highly collectable work of art
My sculptures aren`t meant to show an accurate representation, but more the spirit and character of the subject, with a touch of humour. I feel I have achieved my goal if I manage to put a smile on someone?s face when they view my artwork.
I work with a combination of wire and recycled material (old jeans, t-shirts, jumpers etc) which is treated to make them solid and hard wearing which makes them suitable for both home or garden, being weatherproof all year round. I then hand paint them, all of which is very time consuming, taking many hours to make.
Although my sculptures may look fragile they are in fact very "sturdy"
All of my sculptures come with a thank you card, signed and dated by myself.

Awards and Prizes of Karen Williams

1st prize leamac 2012
1st prize art in the midlands.

Qualifications / Education of Karen Williams

Art foundation course then self taught.

Price Range of Work

Karen Williams's work has a price range from £100 to £2,667

Mediums utilised

Karen Williams's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Karen Williams's work is found in the following categories on site:
Mythical Sculptures (27)
Recycled Materials / Objets trouvees or Upcycle sculpture Statues statuettes (25)
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (24)
Children Child Babies Infants Toddlers Kids Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (10)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (6)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (4)
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines (4)
Parent - Child Sculpture (2)
Human Figurative Sculptures (2)
Love / Affection Sculpture
Fairies Imps Trolls Gnomes Pixies Elves Goblins Hobgoblins Leprechauns Gremlins Elfs statuettess figurines Sculptures Statues
Variety of Emotional feelings depicted in Sculptures
Small / Little Figurative sculpture / statuette / statuary / ornament / figurine
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"The problem of contemporary sculpture and the garden is one which has rankled in my mind for years. It is usually resolved through a process of inversion-that is turning it into sculpture in the garden as against garden sculpture. By that I mean the sculptor takes over the garden as an open exhibition gallery, of which the focus is their creation, to which the world of nature merely provides the frame.The Idea that sculpture is a contributory element to an overall'mise en scene',in which, sometimes its role may be incedental rather than central, has been lost.In this we have seen the betrayall of the great tradition of garden sculpture, one which was unashamed at being decorative or delightful."
Sir Roy Strong
Customer comment on 'Beautiful Nails - Commissioned' by Shaun Gagg
The sculptures arrived in the meantime and on weekend I brought them home to my private house/garden.

They arrived in a perfect condition and when I have opened them I was speechless Shaun, they look great.

I got the picture from you where I could see them before but in reality they look much more better !!! JJJ

I am really happy thank you so much that you made them for me.

They will get a perfect place in my garden ... [Read more]

Andrea D, St Ruprecht, Austria.