Artist and tutor Karen Iredale Lucas has a Masters in Drawing, plus a PGCE, working internationally in Australia and Singapore before settling in Teddington. She has experience in multiple mediums, such as watercolour, oil and collage to create images of landscape, still life and life drawing. Professionally, she has exhibited at Bankside, Royal Festival Hall and many other galleries in London, including more locally Turner’s House and Strawberry Hill House. Karen is also an exhibiting member of the Richmond Arts Society, with many pieces in private collections around the world. She participates in Richmond Arthouse Open Studios every year, encouraging and enabling her students to do the same.
Karen has successfully continued teaching throughout the Coronavirus crisis and has adapted to the challenges of the pandemic, using zoom and video tutorials to teach her students. Teaching this way has provided stability for her students, safety for those who are shielding, and a much need escape into creativity in these unusual and trying times. In-person teaching has now been resumed on Thursdays at the Langdon Arts Centre, plus an on-line class on Fridays.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, Karen got her local community involved in a ‘rainbow themed’ art project to keep everyone’s spirits up and show support for key workers. The resulting artistic street was featured in The Guardian newspaper, and on the Richmond council website.
With 30 years of experience, if you are interested in seeing more of her work, view @kareniredalelucas on Instagram.
Her work is available to purchase at www.kareniredalelucas.com, with 10% off her paintings for sale with the mention of TW Magazine.
Anyone who is interested in joining an engaging art group with an inspirational tutor should contact Karen through her website: www.kareniredalelucas.com.