Annual Open Exhibition 2020

Important Information

Given the current situation it has been decided to move the 19th UKCPS Open Exhibition online.

This has allowed us to make a few changes.
Whilst the emphasis is on Nature in Art, as in wild nature in all its forms, a second category has been added with an open theme.

New closing date for entries
31st July 2020

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Karen Spate


© Karen Spate

Hello, I am a self taught artist who have been drawing and painting on and off over the years. The mediums I have mostly used are pastels and acrylics, so am fairly new to using pencil crayons. I have been experimenting with different pencil crayons brands. The subjects that I am more passionate about are animals but recently began drawing flowers and plants with pencil crayons. I like really enjoy using pencil crayons and experimenting on different papers. My hope is now to improve and work on my pictures further with more practice.