Karen May, Bournemouth Member Since November 2011 Artist Statement I'm an English artist & I like more than anything to capture emotion. I have 3 galleries which focus on the heart, the home, the natural world & childhood. If I've learnt anything in my life it is that we are all unique & yet we share so many dreams & aspirations, so I try to capture those elements that we can all relate to. For children I paint as my alter-ego DeeDee. This is in honour of my own mother who allowed & encouraged free thinking & spirituality. I don't want to paint images that just look cute on the wall. They must inspire, educate & if possible encourage imagination & understanding. With my other art I hope to help people remember who we are, things that we may have forgotten & a sense that we are never really alone if we share the same aspirations for ourselves & the world. We all get lost sometimes.