Karen Wride

Born in South Wales, UK

Lives & works in The Algarve, Portugal


My work is varied and eclectic. My favourite medium is oils although I love the spontaneity of small pen and wash sketches. My easel and paints go with me everywhere - in the boot of the car or in my suitcase. I'm drawn (pardon the pun) to the unusual, the ironic and the nostalgic, which some may mistakenly think makes me a rather melancholy person. I'm not at all as I usually have the biggest smile on my face!

My second love is bringing out the wonderful gift of creativity in others via my art classes. Nothing gives me more of a rush when one of my students starts selling their own work.