The oil paintings are startling in their illusionism. The obsessive attention to detail enhances their emotional impact, giving them the intensity of portraits. The objects depicted are chosen for their power to evoke memories and associations. Keren's father was a holocaust survivor and refugee.
His family had everything stolen from them and later he lost a trunk full of his belongings when he returned to London from Toronto. Our relationship with our possessions and the memories of them inform the work.
Drawing people is an abiding passion.
Keren is a dedicated teacher of life drawing.
Keren graduated from the RCA with an MA in printed textiles in 1980. On leaving she developed a successful career as an illustrator and print maker.
In the eighties and nineties her distinctive lino-cut prints were used by the fashion design company Ally Capellino.
Keren has illustrated numerous children’s books, first using lino cuts then painting in gouache.
In recent years Keren has been able to focus on painting. She has a passion for life-drawing which she teaches and practices in her London studio.
Keren’s work is in private collections worldwide. Sir Paul Smith owns many of her paintings. She has been exhibiting regularly including at the Discerning Eye Exhibitions and at the Mall Galleries.
MA Royal College of Art 1978-80
BA Hornsey College of Art (Middlesex Polytechnic) 1974-78
Travelling Scholarship RCA China 1980
Life- drawing teaching at numerous art schools and Private Clients
Award-winning Illustrator 1980’s, 1990’s Children’s Books
Graphics and prints for fashion designer Ally Capellino 1984-1994
Personal work lino-cut print-making
Painting from 2005
Private Collections world-wide including
Sir Paul Smith, Ally Capellino, the Prudential and Accenture
Zetter Hotel, Clerkenwell, London 2012
RBA Annual Exhibition Mall Galleries 2012
Affordable Art Fair Battersea London Mar 2012
Zetter Hotel, Clerkenwell London Feb 2012
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London Nov 2011
Deutsch Bank , London 2011
The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries 2010
Real Hampstead 2010
Real Heatherlys Art School 2010
Real Broadgate 2010
Solo Show, Ally Capellino, Spitalfields London 2009
The Dog Show, Dollar Street Gallery, Cirencester 2009
Made by Bob Cirencester 2009
Paul’s Art, SPACE ,Tokyo 2009
Annual shows at The Garden Studio, West London
The Discerning Eye, The Mall Gallery, London 2008
Newblood Art gallery, Homes and Gardens 2007
Affordable art fair 2007
The Discerning Eye 2006,
Prelude at Spitalfields 2006
Ten Years of Collaboration Ally Capellino 1996
Hidden Treasures, Djanogly Art Gallery Nottingham 1995