Artist Karen Cairns

Cobalt and Gold over Edinburgh

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Figure/Life
Price £995.00 / $1377.08
Size 81 x 64 cm
Ref 25401

Art Nouveau, Glasgow School of Art

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Figure/Life
Price £315.00 / $435.96
Size 35 x 43 cm
Ref 25822

City Lights Buchanan Street

Karen Cairns

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Media Acrylic Ink
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £1050.00 / $1453.20
Size 80 x 67 cm
Ref 26113

Royal and Ancient

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Figure/Life
Price £550.00 / $761.20
Size 61 x 52 cm
Ref 25399

Espalanade Evening, Edinburgh Castle

Karen Cairns

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Media Acrylic Ink
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £315.00 / $435.96
Size 35 x 43 cm
Ref 25825

Iconic Glasgow

Karen Cairns

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Media Acrylic Ink
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £315.00 / $435.96
Size 35 x 43 cm
Ref 25952

Happy Hour, Ashton Lane

Karen Cairns

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Media Acrylic Ink
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £695.00 / $961.88
Size 47 x 80 cm
Ref 26046

Twilight, Buchanan Street, Glasgow

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £315.00 / $435.96
Size 35 x 43 cm
Ref 26116

Girders and Trusses, Forth Bridge

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £1950.00 / $2698.80
Size 108 x 87 cm
Ref 23236

Clydeside Walkway, Broomielaw, Glasgow

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £1950.00 / $2698.80
Size 100 x 82 cm
Ref 24847

Venetian Night, St. Marks Square Venice

Karen Cairns

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Media Acrylic Ink
Type Figure/Life
Price £525.00 / $726.60
Size 55 x 46 cm
Ref 25397

The Three Tenors, Venice

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £950.00 / $1314.80
Size 100 x 56 cm
Ref 19718

Skyscraper, The Scott Monument

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £645.00 / $892.68
Size 51 x 84 cm
Ref 20438

The Turn of the Swilcan Burn, St. Andrews

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £2150.00 / $2975.60
Size 98 x 81 cm
Ref 22729

Shades of Buchanan

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £1850.00 / $2560.40
Size 85 x 106 cm
Ref 18676

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.