Kairen was born in North Lincolnshire and moved to Edinburgh over 35 years ago – and stayed. She has painted all her life. Her most formal training was through Leith School of Art and Open College of the Arts.
She loves colour and works in mixed media with collage or oil, in a bold expressive way. Her painting is dynamic and full of energy often featuring a journey into the space. Her aim is not to just describe the scene but to evoke an emotional reaction using colour, texture and form.
She has exhibited at the RSW, Torrance Gallery, No Woman is an Island and Lochcarron Gallery.