"Pure Joy"

"Pure Joy"

Karen Phillips

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Contexts:

Artist, Creative, Maker

Artforms:

Environment, Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Textiles, Sculpture

Artist Bio:

Working under the pseudonym 'Pure Joy', Karen established Funky Art Studios over 15 years ago. Working as a multi-medium abstract artist, Karen uses a variety of media including pastel, ink, acrylic, textile, wood and natural materials. Her inspiration comes from the nature that surrounds her and her work takes on their own form as they develop, ensuring that all are individual.

Her creativity is not confined to just the visual arts as Karen also writes poetry and short stories and often illustrates this written work. Over the years she has also conducted many art workshops and art therapy programmes for young people and those who share her challenge of living with disabilities.

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PSYCHEDELIC RAINBOWS - Acrylic on Canvas

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COMPLETELY FUNKY - Pastel on Board

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COMPLETELY NEW ZEALAND - Ink on Paper

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GARDEN OF SEA ANEMONES - Ink on Black Paper

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WHANAU / Family - Ink on Paper

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LAVENDER PLAY - Acrylic on Raised Card

Working under the pseudonym 'Pure Joy', Karen established Funky Art Studios over 15 years ago.  Working as a multi-medium abstract artist, Karen uses a variety of media including pastel, ink, acrylic, textile, wood and natural materials.  Her inspiration comes from the nature that surrounds her and her work takes on their own form as they develop, ensuring that all are individual.

Her creativity is not confined to just the visual arts as Karen also writes poetry and short stories and often illustrates this written work.  Over the years she has also conducted many art workshops and art therapy programmes for young people and those who share her challenge of living with disabilities.

Working under the pseudonym 'Pure Joy', Karen established Funky Art Studios over 15 years ago.  Working as a multi-medium abstract artist, Karen uses a variety of media including pastel, ink, acrylic, textile, wood and natural materials.  Her inspiration comes from the nature that surrounds her and her work takes on their own form as they develop, ensuring that all are individual.

Her creativity is not confined to just the visual arts as Karen also writes poetry and short stories and often illustrates this written work.  Over the years she has also conducted many art workshops and art therapy programmes for young people and those who share her challenge of living with disabilities.

Education:

Exhibitions:

Hibiscus Coast exhibitions including Whangaparoa Library, Golf Harbour Country Club and Whangaparoa Hospice Art Show
2022 Mahurangi Artist Studio Trail