Tuesday, 24 May 2022

EXHIBITION - Fringe Arts Bath, Rewind: Let's press play together

I'm showing some work at the Fringe Arts Bath Festival 2022 in the REWIND: Lets Press Play Together exhibition in Milsom Place.

The exhibition runs from 27th May until 12th June. Link to the FaB website for more information... https://www.fringeartsbath.co.uk/rewind


Saturday, 21 May 2022

STUDIO - Dan with his new mug

This photo really made me smile :) Dan, a friend of mine was really chuffed with his Paulastein mug! #porcelainmug

Monday, 6 December 2021

STUDIO - The Power of Experiences Film for the Crafts Council


I was invited to take part as one of the makers exploring the experience market by the Craft Council. Sarah-Mace Dennis put together a very beautiful film looking at 4 different makers/groups and the Craft Council recently put the film up on their website and youtube page. I’m 9 mins 12 seconds in if you want to jump to find me although I wholly recommend watching the entire film as it’s so beautifuuly made and I am in such good company. Thanks so much to the Crafts Council and to Sarah for putting this film together.

The link to the film is below:


Sunday, 5 December 2021

WORKSHOPS - National Tree Week

Some lovely sessions throughout Ryeldale for #nationaltreeweek Thanks to the Small Grant Funding from Ryedale Council I was able to run 'A Badge of Honour for Trees' workshops at Pickering Library, Norton Hive Library and St. Joseph's school. Many thanks to Ryedale Council for awarding me with one of these Grant's.

Friday, 26 November 2021

WORKSHOPS - Ryedale Small Grant Funding for Tree Week

Brilliant to hear I've been selected for Small Grant Funding from Ryedale Council to run some workshops for National Tree Week, I'll be in Pickering Library 11.15am - 12.30pm and Norton Hive Library 2.15pm - 3.45pm on 4th December. these are free bookable family sessions, please contact the libraries to book directly 

Thursday, 25 November 2021

ARTIST TALK - Designing your Future, Crafts Council

Earlier this year the Crafts Council recorded me speaking about my practice for their new professional development cohorts,  this was funded by Crafting Europe and the recording has just become available for the public to watch this week. The Crafts Council have put it on their website and Youtube page. I'm thinking of doing a seperate video just compiling the er's um's and erm's 😂


Wednesday, 24 November 2021

OUT & ABOUT - Gong Practitioner Course

Last weekend was the first session of my gong practitioner course with Sheila Whittaker in Devon... Amazing! I've thought about doing this course for 5 years and I'm thrilled that I've taken the plunge... I'm a gong fanatic!! It's very powerful healing work and I'm looking forward to being able to offer this vibration therapy when I graduate next year... I'll also see how it unfolds with my art as I feel they will play a part at some point too 😀


Tuesday, 26 October 2021

WORKSHOPS - Botanical Drawing at Pickering Library

Really lovely day running a botanic drawing workshop at Pickering Library for MakeMore Arts, there was lots of enjoyment and some brilliant reactions... yay!

Sunday, 3 October 2021

STUDIO - Crafts Council Filming

It was lovely to meet Sarah Mace-Dennis recently who was in my studio filming for the Crafts Council. They are putting together a short film about the experiences and art workshops that I run from my studio. Looking forward to seeing the film 😁

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

WORKSHOPS - Selby Abbey

The final workshop this week at Selby Abbey as part of the HSHAZ (High Street Heritage Action Zone) project with Selby Council. The exhibition in the Abbey featuring all the work made in the workshops runs until the beginning of September. It's well worth a visit!


Saturday, 21 August 2021

Workshop - Drawing Experience from my Studio

A lovely family came into my studio today to take part in my drawing experiences, these are bookable 1 hour sessions that are available daily, up to 5 participants. They produced some amazing artworks and had a great time :)

Karen Thompson, Drawing Experience, Workshop, Scarborough, karent.co.uk


Tuesday, 10 August 2021

WORKSHOPS - Selby Faces, Selby Abbey

 Great little Selby Faces workshop today at Selby Abbey... Eden Taylor Draper, a young actress in Emerdale Farm was born in Selby. Sections of Get Carter, the feature film with Michael Caine were filmed in Selby too...  

EVENT - Selby Abbey Exhibition

Myself and Eleanor from Selby Council have installed an exhibition within Selby Abbey of 'Selby Faces' artworks created in the workshops I ran at Selby High School and Selby College. I'll be running another 3 workshops over the forthcoming weeks within a beautiful room at Selby Abbey. The artworks created in these workshops will also be added to the exhibition. 

Thursday, 1 July 2021

OUT & ABOUT - Dr. Sindhu Saraswathy Bhaskaran Exhibition

I've curated a beautiful exhibition recently at the hospital by ophthalmologist Dr. Bhaskaran. These 12 pastel drawings make up an exhibition entitled Pursha-Nari. We installed the work in Scarborough Hospital today and the exhibition will run until the beginning of November. It was a great pleasure to work on this exhibition and I hope many people get the chance to visit and to see the artworks before them.   

Saturday, 21 November 2020


Size A2 - Watercolour, ink and acrylic on paper

Thursday, 19 November 2020

OUT & ABOUT - The Office

I'm a month and a half into my new job now with York NHS Hospitals, I've been training in the office at York which I'll still be popping into regularly... however, this building which I love is my base in Scarborough Hospital :) So far, it's been a great job and I feel very grateful and fortunate to have been selected :)

Saturday, 17 October 2020

OUT & ABOUT - Alice Goodwill Exhibition

We installed a really beautiful exhibition yesterday at York Hospital... all the work was created by Staff Nurse Alice Goodwill during the COVID-19 lock down and the paintings are of her colleagues and staff at York Hospital. This was such a touching and poignant exhibition to install and I feel very privileged to have been a part of bringing this exhibition onto the hospital walls, especially as this is my first exhibition install since starting employment with York NHS Hospitals.

Monday, 28 September 2020

STUDIO - New Windows

Just has some lovely new windows fitted in my studio in time for the winter... What the studio makes up for in view it lacks in insulation!! Brrr... Hope this helps, although as it's a listed building the council haven't put in double glazing and have had to keep them true to their Georgian style.