Karen McEndoo is predominantly an abstract artist living and working in both Cornwall and Devon. She trained originally as an illustrator and her work has gradually evolved towards abstraction which gives more freedom to explore various themes and ideas and allows her to experiment with various mark making techniques. Her favoured medium is oil but she also uses acrylic, conte, pencil and chalk which she combines to achieve her work.
Most of her paintings explore themes of ownership, in particular the clutter and ephemera of everyday life, the belongings and 'must haves' of an ever increasing technological age. Her work also alludes to the stress and emotional burdens that some of us bear and the challenges of financial stability.
The majority of her pictures portray a window, a way out of the cluttered home or stressful life, to the freedom of the outdoors.