Karen Hickey is based in Celbridge, Co. Kildare. Throughout the last 16 years she has attended many workshops and courses mostly in portraiture, attending at NCAD studying Life Drawing and Painting in 2016/17. She has been working professionally since 2016. Interested in people, their histories and back-stories, she endeavours to capture the essence of her subjects through the bold use of colour, shapes and lines.
‘Clothed’ is a rummage through wardrobes and suitcases of folks we might have known. What will these storytellers, with their captivating colours and layers of texture and expression, tell of their life and times?
‘The Socially Distant’ is a collection of works exploring how our day-to-day habits and thoughts have changed over the course of the last year.