Karen has drawn and painted since childhood, and after leaving school she attended Stockport Art College on a Pre- Diploma course.
At Leicester College of Art, where she studied Graphic Design for her Dip AD, Karen was awarded a bursary by the Royal Society of Arts as a result of winning a national competition.
Karen has illustrated over 50 children’s books and worked as an animator on Rainbow, Dangermouse, Duckula and the BFG.
She works in her studio at Vernon Mill in Stockport, where she enjoys painting atmospheric landscapes as well as figurative work.
She has exhibited in galleries such as Urbis, the Portico, Buy Art Fair, Stockport and Buxton.
KAREN HEYWOOD Artist