Artist of the month

Every Month here at the Faringdon Town Council Information Centre we feature a local artist.

This Month we welcome Karen Spence as July’s Artist of the month.

Karen is a local primary teacher and self taught artist.  Over the years, she has tried and enjoyed many art and craft activities, particularly those involving sewing. As a military wife she has travelled the world and in her husband’s last posting, Naples, Italy, when it was too hot to quilt she took up painting. There was no shortage of inspiration in the city and surrounding countryside.  Her early works were in ink and watercolour but now she also enjoys working in oils. When working in inks and watercolours, she enjoys painting old buildings, particularly those with wonky walls and difficult perspective and in oils she enjoys painting portraits, animals and still life.

​Examples of her work can be found at and on the Faringdon art society website.

If you would like to exhibit your work please contact the Information Centre on 01367 240281 or email