Karen lives in Ngukurr with her family, but she also studies at the Bachelor Institute, Bachelor, Northern Territory. It was at Bachelor where she first started painting, Karen’s art has developed enormously in the time that she has been studying and she encourages other Ngukurr artists to pursue their studies.
Having a diverse arts practice Karen Karen is not afraid to try new mediums to create and tell her stories. Not only is she Ngukurr Arts resident screen printer, producing much textile design for herself and fellow artists, but also paints, is a trained printmaker, and illustrator working on her latest book project. She also produces an eco dyed scarves collection (without a print), made using local bushes and plants to obtain the colour.