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Kendal College

2009- 2011

Examples of responses to Briefs on the Foundation Degree Drawing

Brief - Blind Spot

The Secrets of The Wood                          


There is a small wood on a low hill by the M6, just north of Lancaster

and driving south, on a late winters afternoon, if lucky and the skies are clear, the trees will be seen in all their beauty; like lace patterns, the dark forms cross and overlap against the light of the sky.


Sometimes, we are too busy in life, passing by at speed, to notice things- our blind spots.  If only we had time to stop and look…..


Using printing techniques on paper and Perspex, Karen has created images to capture the experience of that journey down the M6 and allow a glimpse into the private world of that wood.

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Cabinets of Wonder

A project in response to the collections at Kendal Museum, in particular the large taxidermy collection there. The installation consisted of 3 separate furniture pieces housing collections and referencing storing, categorising and labelling .


The work acknowledged the early Museum know as a Cabinet of Curiosities and consisted of prints from etched plates, and some drypoint

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Life in the 70s - Memories

Go Herdwick


Calvert Trust Project

I was invited to take part in this Art Trail organised by the Calvert Trust as part of their fund raising programme. 

I chose themes around my Sponsors businesses, Windermere Lake Cruises and Brysons Tea Rooms.  

Blue Ewe was inspired by Windermere and the long tradition of cruising on the lake. Images of the lake including archive material, were incorporated using transfer techniques

Guo Se (National Beuaty) was inspired by the many Chinese Visitors to Windermere and acknowledged and celebrated  Chinese arts and culture using the royal colours of yellow and red. 

Both sheep enjoyed cruising on Windermere on MS Swan and Teal before being auctioned and finally finding new homes.


Little Cup Cake  The delicious cakes at Brysons Tea Room, Windermere, inspired the decoration of this little lamb, using  a base of 'fondant' pink for painted images of sponge cream cakes