The Karen Sinclair Willis Gallery

Original art, limited edition prints & gifts

Limited edition print “Druridge Bay” £185 unframed

My Work

Original paintings

I have been a professional painter for 20 years now. I paint in all different kinds of media, and different styles depending on what music I am listening to. I am most well known for painting bright and colourful sea and landscapes.


Ltd edition prints

I have a large range of limited edition prints. It is an affordable way to own some wonderful art, and the glicee prints produced now are of the highest quality – guaranteed for 100 years. Sent out unframed and in a tube to protect it.


Commissions undertaken 20% deposit taken upfront. Please call me to discuss

Open Studio

In Oct last year, I took on a new studio in Newcastle. So, I have decided to hold my open studio event here this year. It will be on Fri 9 Dec 12-5pm and Sat 10 Dec 11-6pm. I have new work to see, will be doing a painting demonstration at 2pm on the Sat. Look forward to seeing you there.

About Me

Hi, my name is Karen, and I am an artist. I originally come from the Shetland Islands, living just 100 metres from the sea. I have always been drawn to colour and dramatic scenery, especially seascapes. I have been painting and drawing since I was young, selling paintings to tourists in the local shops. About 20 years ago I became a professional artist. My work was taken to the Affordable Art Fair in London, which was my first real break.

I use bright, vibrant colours (usually) and love to paint, draw, sketch, doodle, but yes I must keep focused. I use a wide variety of media. My career highlight to date came when I presented HRH Prince Charles with one of my paintings, and subsequently received a wonderful letter to say that it is now hanging in Clarence House. I cheekily asked if Charles would invite me to his next watercolour exhibition. Anyway, I have recently fulfilled a lifelong ambition to open my own gallery which I did before Christmas. Following lockdown, we closed the gallery to concentrate online, but you can come and view work at my studio by appointment.

Karen Sinclair Willis Studio/Gallery, Studio 5, Black Swan Court, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SG.

If you are interested in viewing some artwork, please make an an appointment, either by giving me a ring on 07794 880561, or emailing me at karen@karensinclairwillis.com

Hope to see you sometime soon!


Meeting HRH Prince Charles and Lady Camilla
Druridge Bay original painting
My new studio in Newcastle, in Black Swan courtyard, just behind Details Art shop on Westgate Road
Karen painted the picture “Dexter” just over Steve Jones right shoulder on Channel 4’s Weekend Kitchen


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