Though all my paintings are based on real places, it is more the memory of the place.  I do not want to paint a literal view. Many are inspired by the night-time or dusk when everything seems mysterious, especially under the dream-like quality of a full moon.  I use water-based media and the paintings are built up in layers - lifting off and laying down marks, using whatever method I need to create the look I am after. I paint intuitively until the picture looks right.

I have exhibited in many of the major UK Art Society Open exhibitions and Competitions including the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

My website www.karenreadcoley.com has more information and examples of my work