Karen SMITH

Karen SMITH
1963

Karen Smith was born in Essex and studied Textiles and Graphic Design in Southend. She moved to Cornwall in 1999. She is currently Artist in Residence at St Clement Church near Truro, occupying the Lychgate studio. She is a member of Taking Space, an exhibiting group and a collective of women artists.

Her paintings are on permanent display at the Camelford Gallery (with the Cornwall Watercolour Society).

media

 Painting in watercolour, acrylics

exhibitions

2009: Taking Space, Bay Gallery (Hotel Penzance)

2011, 2014: Taking Space, The Crypt Gallery, St Ives

2014: Millennium Rooms, Roseland Visitor Centre, St Mawes

2015: Taking Space, The Salthouse, Norway Square, St Ives (24-30 Oct)

2016: Taking Space, Crypt Gallery, Norway Square, St Ives (26 Mar-1 Apr)

2016: Bradworthy Inn Gallery Room, Bradworthy, Devon (June/July)

2016: Cornwall Watercolour Society exhibition, Rock Institute (5-14 July)

2016: Taking Space, Shire Hall, Bodmin (23 July-31 Aug)

2016: Cornwall Watercolour Society exhibition, Bude Castle (8-27 Oct)

2017: Taking Space, Crypt Gallery, St Ives (29 Apr-5 May)

2017: Cornwall Watercolour Society exhibition, Rock Institute (11-20 July)

Open Studios Cornwall 2017; 2018; 2019

2018: Taking Space, Crypt Gallery, St Ives (24-30 March)

2018: Cornwall Watercolour Society, Rock Institute (10-19 July)

2018: Taking Space, Rock Institute, Rock (16-21 Oct)

2018: Cornwall Watercolour Society, The Willoughby Gallery, Bude (12 Oct-6 Nov)

2019: Spring Art Fair, Lizard Art Co-operative, The Stable Yard Gallery, Trelowarren (7-28 April)

2019: Bradworthy Inn Gallery Room, Bradworthy, Devon (April/May)

2019: Taking Space, Crypt Gallery, St Ives (4-17 May)

2019: STISA Spring Open Exhibition (4-24 May)

2019: Cornwall Watercolour Society, Rock Institute (11-17 July)

2019: Cornwall Watercolour Society, Blanchminster Room, Bude Castle (3-22 Aug)

2019: Taking Space, Morvah Schoolhouse, Morvah (24 Aug-6 Sept)

2019: Taking Space, Rock Institute, Rock (22-27 Oct)

2019: STISA Christmas Open Exhibition (16 Nov-2 Jan)

2019: Imagine Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery (23 Nov-18 Jan)

memberships

Taking Space

Cornwall Watercolour Society

references

Cornishman 5 Nov 2009

Hoyle, H (April 2016 Women Artists in Cornwall www.cornishmuse.blogspot.com) 'Taking Space at the Crypt Gallery'