Karen Trotter mixed media artist

Karen Trotter –

Summer Artfest ’16 – Saturday 18th June – Inverkeithing Civic Centre

The work of Karen Trotter is inspired by the coast of Fife where she lives, she makes artefacts made from upcycled beach finds, which are wonderfully sculptural, and sells art prints and cards of her original paintings, which are inspired by sea life and the natural forms of the sea. on-the-shelfnw

 

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Karen Trotter will be at the Artfest ’16 Summer Art & Craft Market on Saturday 18th June, 11am-4.30pm at the Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street.

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Karen Trotter – “To Reveal and Make New”

IMG_2195“Textures of tide and time fascinate me. Rust, splintered boats and batteries, driftwood, beaks, bones, bottle tops, feathers, glass, rope and seaweed find their place in my works, re-crafted with mosaic, abstracted in paint. My art results from the compulsion to comb beaches; to search, to reveal and to make new”

 

Karen Trotter will be joining us at the Inverkeithing Festive Makers Market on Saturday 12th December 11AM – 4.30PM to show and sell her fascinating and highly original mixed media artworks. She has been a participants, along with other North Queensferry makers, at all of our Markets in Inverkeithing, and we are delighted to once again welcome these wonderfully creative folk living and working in South West Fife!

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Karen currently has painting exhibiting in the Winter Exhibition at Touched by Scotland in Oyne, Aberdeenshire until 27th February 2016.

 

JAMMY PIECE OF ART RAFFLE

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Just as with our previous two Art & Craft Markets, a major feature of the day on 12th September at the ART:JAM will the fantabulous Art Raffle. The chance to win a handmade piece of art or craft for a mere £1 for a strip of 5 tickets. Jammy!

All of the participating artists will be contributing a piece of their work to the raffle:

Annsdoodles, The Alchemist’s Forge, Tubular, Karen Trotter, Filo di Lana, Seacycle, Earthen Images, Tom Bishop-de-Main, Lainy Allison, Serenity, Tartan Hearts, Yellowboots, Barbary Wood, Boxoftrix, Elaine Bews, Norman Bews, Bigbyrd Designs, Maria Hickman.

Karen Trotter – “to reveal and make new”

“Textures of tide and time fascinate me. Rust, splintered boats and batteries, driftwood, beaks, bones, bottle tops, feathers, glass, rope and seaweed find their place in my works, re-crafted with mosaic, abstracted in paint.

My art results from the compulsion to comb beaches; to search, to reveal and to make new.”

Karen has participated in Inverkeithing Art Initiative’s previous Art & Craft Markets and we’re delighted to say that her work, which never fails to fascinate and intrigue, will again be available to view and purchase at the ART:JAM on Saturday 12th September at Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, 11am-4.30pm..

Karen recently exhibited her work at the Pittenweem Festival 1st-9th August 2015.

Karen Trotter

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The ART:JAM Artist Listings

IAI are delighted to announce the Artist Listings for the ART:JAM Art & Craft Market, 12th September 2015, Inverkeithing Civic Centre

The ART:JAM will consist of: Annsdoodles, The Alchemist’s Forge, Tubular, Karen Trotter, Filo di Lana, Seacycle, Earthen Images, Tom Bishop-de-Main, Lainy Allison, Serenity, Tartan Hearts, Yellowboots, Barbary Wood, Boxoftrix, Elaine Bews, Norman Bews, Bigbyrd Designs, Maria Hickman.

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images: Filo di Lana – Lainy Allison  

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images: Tartan Hearts – Seacycle 

And, for the first time, We will be exhibiting and selling our own work at the ART:JAM. Our individual artistic practice feeds into and informs what we do as Inverkeithing Arts Initiative. We are: Michelle Denholm, Jane Francis and Mary Farrell.

Many thanks to all applicants – do keep in touch if you didn’t make it to the final line-up – we plan to hold many more Art & Craft Markets in our very special town in the future!

Our neighbouring artists and crafters…Tubular, Karen Trotter and Aisydaisy

We are welcoming back to Inverkeithing a group of North Queensferry artists and crafters who were part of a lively and interesting table at our previous event last December. They will be joining us on May 2nd for the Spring Into Summer Art and Craft Fair at Inverkeithing Civic Centre, 11am-5pm.

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Tubular creates a series of amazing items such as jewellery, toys and housewares, all made from recycled inner tubes!

Karen Trotter will be displaying her lovely art prints and fascinating artefacts made from upcycled beach finds.

Aisydaisy make handmade felt gifts – “We like making things…all sorts of things, really…we have no shortage of ideas, and we don’t like idle fingers.”

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A few artists together – the North Queensferry group

Artists and crafters from North Queensferry are showing and selling their work together at our Handmade Holiday Arts and Crafts Market on 13th December at Inverkeithing Civic Centre.

They are: Bonnie Crichton, Sarah Baker, Karen Trotter, Lucie Macauley and Julie Bell.

009_Happy Puffin Karen Trotter will be showing some smaller reproductions of some of her paintings, including greeting cards, and some smaller new originals.

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA Julie Bell will also be showing some smaller new pieces.

Bonnie and Sarah are ‘Feltisans’ and you can find some of their creations on their website aisydaisy

Lucie Mccauley makes useful and appealing objects out of recycled bicycle inner tubes, from messenger bags and iPad covers to phone cases and finger puppets!