Barbara Karn

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Born 1949 Wiltshire


Moved to Newlyn Cornwall 1992

Well known for her colorful and lively graphic works, Barbara’s most recent paintings are made using elements from the landscape.  ‘My paintings represent a conversation with the land and were made using materials collected from visited locations or while out walking . Rocks, bricks and tile fragments have been ground to make paint. Ash and soot are also used. Inspired by ancient rock art I have tried to imagine a visual language which allows the land itself to speak.’


Arts foundation Trowbridge College 1982 – 84

BA(hons) Fine Art Cheltenham 1984 – 87


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