Karen Purple (Annabel Ralph’s co-resident)

   Sketches – Karen Purple

It took longer than expected to settle into the space, as there was so much to take in.

However, it was hugely rewarding working alongside my fellow artists, creating dialogue and discussion about our work. We explored the immediate area and found the industrial archeology of the landscape particularly interesting.

Sketches KP

I think the experience was invaluable in supporting a nurturing creative environment, which offered a much needed respite from work and family responsibilities. I am pleased with what I achieved and am now trying to work with the information gathered on a new series of paintings back in my studio in Oxfordshire.