Dubel Prize Fourth Finalist, Karen Turner at Yamaha Soho, London

The latest artwork from the Dubel Prize Fourth Finalist, Karen Turner has landed in the Yamaha store. Karen Turner is an award-winning figure and portrait artist whose oil paintings are a commentary on the weight of expectations.

Focusing on the physical body and the scrutiny to which it is commonly subjected, her work challenges the traditionally narrow view of who can be considered beautiful, as she sensitively presents her subjects in a way that both celebrates and normalises.

Born in London in 1978, Karen attended Hampstead Fine Arts College before going on to a career in the City. Since returning to art in 2020 she has won several prestigious awards and been a finalist in the Theo Paphitis Art Prize, the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize and the Women United Art Prize, as well as being shortlisted for the New Emergence Art Prize.

She has recently joined Double Dutch, an online charity gifting platform, where her work features alongside the likes of Cindy Sherman, Gary Hume, Es Devlin and Lady Gaga.

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