Karen Wicks

PRINTMAKER PROFILE

ARTIST STATEMENT

Karen Wicks is a printmaker and ex-art teacher who has worked in a range of educational settings and has collaborated with other artists and artist teachers nationally to develop her own art practice. She has delivered workshops to children and adults in using simple and accessible home printmaking techniques.

Her work is inspired by derelict buildings and captures the presence and intrigue of these abandoned structures using intaglio print techniques. Her work uses recycled packaging which becomes fragile and disintegrates over time, which reflects the subject matter of the ‘ghost buildings’ that inspire her.

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SELECTED PRINTS

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RAF Tilstock Hut 1

by Karen Wicks

Collagraph on Cardstock (300gsm)

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RAF Upwood Guard House

by Karen Wicks

Collagraph on Cardstock (300gsm)

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RAF Upwood Officer’s Mess

by Karen Wicks

Collagraph on Cardstock (300gsm)

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RAF Upwood Tower 1

by Karen Wicks

Collagraph on Cardstock (300gsm)