Kara Strachan was born in Southport in North West England in 1972. She is a self taught artist and has painted and sketched since early childhood. Her collection offers originals, framed paintings and signed limited edition prints. Kara’s further education studies focused on floristry and from there her interest in painting flowers began. More recently Kara has been obsessed with capturing the romanticism of the sea in her original paintings. She feels is finding her roots again having once been a little girl on the sands of Southport beach.
In her mid twenties Kara moved to Staffordshire to be near her family and started painting in historical gardens. Hence exhibiting her paintings regularly with the National Trust. From there her appreciation of old English gardens and her fascination with ancient woodlands developed.
Kara regularly travels the varied British coastline and interprets the mood and atmosphere of the sea and skylines. Therefore captures the mood on canvas in vibrant acrylic paint. Her love of the British coastline, of woodlands and of flowers is interpreted through her bold atmospheric paintings.