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

Monday : Closed

Tuesday : Closed

Wednesday – 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

Time After Time - £600 - 63cm by 63cm

Selkies Garden - £600 - 63cm by 63cm

Yours Aye - £350 - 43cm by 43cm

Seer - £250 - 34cm by 29cm

Spectral - £230 - 25cm by 31cm

Showtime - £350 - 43cm by 43cm

Dark Dook - £295 - 33cm by 43cm

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