Acrylic and mixed-media impressionistic and abstract landscapes
Karen has developed her own style of landscape expressionism, having fallen in love with the freedom and adaptability of acrylic paint, and is currently enjoying experimenting with an abstract approach.
The Old Fire Station August 2022
'My work is always based on the landscape. It can be fairly representational or lean more towards abstraction.
I can never tell at the beginning of a painting how it will evolve, but allow myself to go to the canvas or board with a free mind knowing that whatever I paint, it is not only about the landscape, but more importantly my feelings towards it, using colour marks and layers to convey the enormous depth that there is both visually and emotionally within the landscape.
My work is not only about the view, but about the feelings I experienced while I painted.'
Karen Joy on the podcast – painting landscapes with acrylics and experimenting with abstracts
When Karen Joy’s boys grew up, she had a ‘niggling feeling’, and joined a watercolour class. But that is a far cry from the acrylic paintings she is so passionate about now. Find out about her journey from printmaking, picture restoration, horses and family to acrylic landscape and abstract painting.Listen here