About Karin Moorhouse
In my landscape work I have been unpacking the process of where we are and where we might be going whether in our mind and imagination or in actual place and time. When we think of something often other free flowing thoughts jump in too and so we are in effect multi-tasking without even trying. When we are in one place we can often be drawn to memories of other places. I am celebrating our natural ability to absorb a range of thoughts, ideas and places and often I layer images and mixed materials into a piece whether it be print making, drawing or painting. I seek to be and very much enjoy being in touch with my surroundings and to capture how my day feels. I am responding to the texture of my day. Colour and light for me carry weight and depth and it these essential elements which are at the core of my figurative work.
In my portraiture I am seeking the unfocused moment; the private gaze in my sitters’ eye while in my Still Life collection I am charmed and fascinated by the ordinary daily things we have and use in our lives and by the connection with memory and history these humble objects can hold for us. Nothing is without worth or without a story.
My work has been shown at various group exhibitions in and around London and I have exhibited at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester on a number of occasions. I have lived and worked in West Sussex for many years now but I travel happily with paint brush and easel as my companions.