Photographer Karen Arthur has expressed her artistic side from a young age. Beginning by drawing, painting and creating from early childhood, Karen went on to study Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art in the early 1980’s, where she specialised in painting and printmaking. In the mid 90’s, Karen moved her love of colour and pattern to textiles, where she started her bespoke handbag business, Smart Tart.
Following a series of major traumas in her life, Karen found comfort in resuming her much loved activity wild swimming in 2015, taking to the Cornish seas daily, all year round. It was here that she discovered her love of photography, where much of what she sees is from an unusual viewpoint. Since then, Karen has mindfully documented her observations and with a camera always to hand, so you can be sure that there isn’t much that she misses.
The visual impact of swimming has led to her work progressing to predominantly photography, and she loves sharing her images of the beautiful world around her.