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Karen WilliamsSelected artist profile information for this contemporary English Sculptor
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About Karen WilliamsKaren 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 Williamsfocus 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 WilliamsAfter 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 Williams1st prize leamac 2012
1st prize art in the midlands.
Qualifications / Education of Karen WilliamsArt foundation course then self taught.
Price Range of WorkKaren Williams's work has a price range from £100 to £2,667
Mediums utilisedKaren Williams's work is found in the following materials:
recycled material, wire material, wire recycled material recycled materials recycled material on a slate tile
Artwork CategorisedKaren 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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