Artist Karen Cairns

Perfect Day, Glasgow Cathedral

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £900.00 / $977.21
Size 63 x 77 cm
Ref 27541

An Aperitif, Rogano Glasgow

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £1050.00 / $1140.08
Size 80 x 63 cm
Ref 26947

Byres Road Beauty, Oran Mor, Glasgow

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £1100.00 / $1194.37
Size 63 x 82 cm
Ref 27269

Cafe Royal Bar, Edinburgh

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £425.00 / $461.46
Size 48 x 42 cm
Ref 27270

Canny Man's, Morningside, Edinburgh

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £700.00 / $760.05
Size 50 x 61 cm
Ref 27272

Jaunty Jinty, Ashton Lane, Glasgow

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £425.00 / $461.46
Size 39 x 50 cm
Ref 27273

Kelvinbridge, Inn Deep, Glasgow

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £700.00 / $760.05
Size 50 x 61 cm
Ref 27274

City Lights Buchanan Street

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £1050.00 / $1140.08
Size 80 x 67 cm
Ref 26113

Great Gothic Glasgow University

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour + Ink
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £1995.00 / $2166.15
Size 82 x 102 cm
Ref 26272

Snowman Glasgow Statue

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Figure/Life
Price £1050.00 / $1140.08
Size 63 x 82 cm
Ref 26946

Ice Skaters, Queens Park Pond

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £415.00 / $450.60
Size 39 x 50 cm
Ref 26950

Winter Wellington

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape Figure/Life
Price £1950.00 / $2117.29
Size 79 x 102 cm
Ref 26969

Gothic Spire, Glasgow University

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £385.00 / $418.03
Size 39 x 50 cm
Ref 26970

Cafe Royal, Edinburgh

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £425.00 / $461.46
Size 39 x 50 cm
Ref 27271

The Social, Exchange Square, Glasgow

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Figure/Life
Price £425.00 / $461.46
Size 39 x 50 cm
Ref 27275

Cobalt and Gold Over Edinburgh

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Figure/Life
Price £995.00 / $1080.36
Size 81 x 64 cm
Ref 25401

Clydeside Walkway, Broomielaw, Glasgow

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £1950.00 / $2117.29
Size 100 x 82 cm
Ref 24847

Venetian Night, St. Mark's Square, Venice

Karen Cairns

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Media Acrylic Ink
Type Figure/Life
Price £525.00 / $570.04
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 / $1031.50
Size 100 x 56 cm
Ref 19718

Skyscraper, The Scott Monument, Edinburgh

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £645.00 / $700.33
Size 51 x 84 cm
Ref 20438

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.