The Sun Sailed in like a Ship (Olley’s Horizon), 2018
acrylic paint on khadi paper
30cm x 42cm
Framed: 40 cm x 52 cm x 4 cm
Where Yellow and Blue Collide: Olley’s Horizon
This series of paintings were made while in residence at the Margaret Olley Centre, Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW. Against a green background and using the landscape as Olley’s stage, I closely observe the impermanence of light and its relationship to still objects; a continual cycle of connection and falling apart.
The Sun Sailed in like a Ship (Olley’s Horizon)
Karen works predominantly in the field of contemporary landscape painting and her practice re-examines and disrupts the sense of perception and horizon. Her paintings are not representational depictions of landscape but influenced by a questioning of her interaction with this space. She is known for her vibrant, raw, expressionistic manner and her handmade surfaces. Of her practice Karen says she is “looking for something” and “re-imagining not what landscape is but what it can be.”