Artist Karen Cairns

Great Gothic, Glasgow Cathedral

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £925.00 / $1152.27
Size 63 x 77 cm
Ref 28043

Great Western Road

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £425.00 / $529.42
Size 50 x 40 cm
Ref 28259

Buchanan Street at Dusk

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape Abstract
Price £425.00 / $529.42
Size 40 x 55 cm
Ref 28241

Southside Splendour, Nithsdale Road

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £425.00 / $529.42
Size 40 x 50 cm
Ref 27646

Sunset Silhouettes, River Clyde

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £1100.00 / $1370.27
Size 64 x 82 cm
Ref 27647

Snowman Glasgow Statue

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Figure/Life
Price £1050.00 / $1307.99
Size 63 x 82 cm
Ref 26946

O2 Academy

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £425.00 / $529.42
Size 40 x 50 cm
Ref 27645

City Life, Oswald Street and Argyle Street

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £1100.00 / $1370.27
Size 64 x 82 cm
Ref 27644

Great Gothic Glasgow University

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour + Ink
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £1995.00 / $2485.17
Size 82 x 102 cm
Ref 26272

Modern Art, GOMA

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £425.00 / $529.42
Size 50 x 40 cm
Ref 28260

Karen Cairns is a watercolour and landscape artist from Scotland. Her work ranges from 'Sunset Silhouettes, River Clyde' to 'Cafe Royal Bar, Edinburgh' and we are delighted to offer free shipping on all their paintings.

Customers often remark on Cairn's ability to recreate iconic urban landmarks as well as capture the bustling city atmosphere in all of her artworks.

Born in Edinburgh, Karen Cairns is an artist and an architect. Her architectural training is apparent in her expertly rendered buildings and cityscapes but the emotion evoked through artistry is entirely her own. "I paint the effect of light on familiar urban settings. My favourite times are early morning and evening, and I try to capture the intense colours in the sky and reflections in water, wet pavements and even puddles. The cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh provide stunning backdrops and there is so much beauty to be captured that I am never stuck for a subject."

Karen works predominately in watercolour in a loose impressionistic style, painting urban streetscapes and the harbour scenes of the east and west coasts of Scotland. She has mastered the demanding medium of watercolour to the point where she can capture scenes of complex draughtsmanship with a mixture of loose brushstrokes and a measured sense of the paint's unpredictable behaviour when applied wet onto wet. Karen aims to delight using her ability to capture the vagaries of restless weather and the rare moments of light which transform familiar urban settings into living art.