Artist Karen Cairns

Pale Significance, Argyle Street

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £1850.00 / $2427.76
Size 84 x 106 cm
Ref 18674

Northern Lights, Union Street, Aberdeen

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £950.00 / $1246.69
Size 81 x 62 cm
Ref 21459

Light in the North, Union Street, Aberdeen

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £950.00 / $1246.69
Size 81 x 67 cm
Ref 21458

Girders and Trusses, Forth Bridge

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £1950.00 / $2558.99
Size 108 x 87 cm
Ref 23236

Steel Giraffes at Sunset on the Clyde

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £975.00 / $1279.49
Size 64 x 87 cm
Ref 22728

Midlothian Heartthrob, Princes Street Gardens

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £550.00 / $721.77
Size 47 x 80 cm
Ref 19084

The Three Tenors, Venice

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £950.00 / $1246.69
Size 100 x 56 cm
Ref 19718

Skyscraper, The Scott Monument

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £645.00 / $846.43
Size 51 x 84 cm
Ref 20438

Old Town Heights, Ramsay Gardens

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £950.00 / $1246.69
Size 102 x 57 cm
Ref 20440

The Turn of the Swilcan Burn, St. Andrews

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price P.O.A.
Size 98 x 81 cm
Ref 22729

Penthouse and Pavement, Victoria Street

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £550.00 / $721.77
Size 47 x 80 cm
Ref 19085

Venetian Gold

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £695.00 / $912.05
Size 75 x 53 cm
Ref 22583

Evening Façade, Glasgow University

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £650.00 / $853.00
Size 44 x 74 cm
Ref 22721

West End Walkway, Glasgow

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £695.00 / $912.05
Size 81 x 48 cm
Ref 23244

Queen Cross Church Monumental Mackintosh

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £285.00 / $374.01
Size 33 x 41 cm
Ref 23424

Open Sesame, Glasgow School of Art

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £325.00 / $426.50
Size 41 x 51 cm
Ref 23425

Shades of Buchanan

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £1850.00 / $2427.76
Size 85 x 106 cm
Ref 18676

Gothic Tower Glow,University Avenue

Karen Cairns

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Media Watercolour
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price Reserved
Size 48 x 81 cm
Ref 23239
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.