Location The Velvet Easel Gallery
298 Portobello High Street
Portobello
Edinburgh
EH15 2AS Telephone 07835 813689 & 0131 629 1121 Opening Hours

Monday and Tuesday : CLOSED

Wednesday: 10-5

Thursday: 10-5

Friday: 10-5

Saturday: 10-5

Sunday: 11-5

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Artist - Karen Monaghan

Available in the Gallery

I graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art with a BA Hons degree and completed a year of post graduate study, before living overseas for 12 years where I continued to work and raise a family.

Returning to the West coast of Scotland in 1998 I painted from my studio in Troon. Now living and working in East Lothian I divide my time between painting and metal work, looking for new ways of resolving the thoughts and connections which inspire my work.

Making repeated journeys; walking; running; climbing; cycling; I note the small changes brought to a familiar place. The sense of place drives me to connect with others with the same feeling of belonging or displacement ; the humanity which connects us all, different but the same. We all see the same sky.  I apply pattern and texture in the under painting, adding elements of texture in layers. I use found objects and personal scraps linking part of my own story to the picture, in the same way that stories and songs are handed on through generations. I use paint peeled from yesterday’s palette to prepare the next support, so that each painting is physically connected to the painting after (and protects the environment!)

Available Work

One Swallow Doesn't Make a Summer - £900 - 113cm by 93cm - Sold

Sea, Rock, Sky - £380 - 44cm by 44cm - Sold

Oorlich - £275 - 29cm by 37cm - Sold

After Midnight - £850 - 74cm by 74cm

All About the Bass - £320 - 33cm by 43cm

Shadowlands - £300 - 36cm by 43cm

Ghosteen - £700 - 63cm by 83cm

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