Lives in Winchester, originally trained as a nurse, I’ve always had a passion for art and decided to re-train culminating in 2005 with a First Class Honours Degree in Visual Art from Winchester School of Art and Design. I continued to develop my practice and gained a Masters in Fine Art by Project, in 2007.
In addition to my multi-media work I’ve been painting a variety of subjects since first starting my studies in 2000; I love to paint, the process allows me to explore the landscapes and skies that surround me and are part of my personal journeys and history. My work embraces life experiences from the past and present, I explore memories and trajectories of the everyday life. Landscapes are often overlooked, they surround us and yet can be missed as we are caught up in our busy lives , I capture them on my phone and sketch on site, I like the idea they are part memory and part real. I have an intuitive approach to painting preferring to explore the colours of dreams rather than reality. They become part real and part of my dreamscape.
Highlights and exhibitions
Art in the Ark Spectrum April 2016
Artscope Gallery Reading 2016
Fusion Camden Image Gallery London 3rd-14th October 2014
New Artist Fair London Sept 5-7th 2014
Continuum Link Gallery Winchester July 2014
Waiting in the Wings of War exhibition Winchester 2014
Highcliffe Castle Feb 2014 to March 2014
Insight Exhibition at Red house museum Chichester Saturday 01 Feb 2014 to Saturday 01 Mar 2014
2013 Spectrum 2D3D Contemporary Art South at John Stripe Theatre King Alfred Campus University of Winchester August 3, 2013 to August 26, 2013
2012 Untitled art fair Chelsea London
2012 Playing Games Eastleigh Sue Machlachlan Karen Reed DESK 2011 Re;Space Materials of our childhood, Link Gallery, Winchester 2011 I-SHO Women’s work is Never Done K Reed and S Machlachlan 2011 The Gallery, Edwards Lane London. from 9th to 23rd July, 2010 Re:space, New Greenham Arts 2010, Newbury Berkshire 2009 1000 Plateaus, Havant Arts Centre, Havant, Hampshire 2009 MOBILE, Norwich arts centre, Norwich 2008 Artsway Multichannel, Artsway, Sway, Hampshire 2008 FILMOBILE 2008, London Gallery West, London 2007 M.A. Degree Show, Winchester School of Art (Southampton University) 2006 Integrity Vs Despair 2006 (video installation), Twonotten New Digital arts festival, The Bargate Monument Gallery, United Kingdom 2006 The 4th Screen @Scanners New York Video Festival 2006, Walter Reade Theatre New York, USA