Karen Stone studied Fine Art at Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham City University and Life Drawing at The Slade School of Art, University College London.
In 2007 her work was selected for the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists New Horizons exhibition and since then she has exhibited across the UK including the Mall Galleries in London. In 2018 at the 119th Annual Pastel Society Exhibition Karen’s work ‘Crows with Yellow Square’ was awarded the Unison Non-Member Prize at the Mall Galleries London.
Karen lives with Max the terrier in the centre of Worcester where she combines her studio practice with part-time lecturing for the local college and private tuition.
Her work progressively researches and utilises the process of drawing, painting and printmaking to function as a language. As a writer would use vocabulary and a composer would use musical score, she uses elements and space to “speak” about the world around us. Predominantly, she focuses on everyday domestic objects that are commonplace, analysing the ordinary to reveal the extraordinary. The intention is to encourage a dialogue, without being dictatorial; to instigate a journey, based on associated thought, which does not have to be logical or resolved.