Karen Scannell

The Swallowsnest Studio

Karen Scannell is a Full Time Artist, working from The Swallowsnest Studio, Co. Wexford Ireland. A decision to change career in 2001, led her to complete an introduction to Art and Design Plc. Course in Wexford Vocational School. Following this she completed her HND Certificate Hons, from Coleg Sir Gar Carmarthen Wales, and her BA hons Degree Fine Art/ Sculpture from University of Glamorgan Wales. She was awarded "Student of the year Award in  2005. 

A long term member of South East Plein Air, and a member of the "Core Committee" of The Art In The Open Festival from 2009 - 2013

Achievements include winning The Lion's Club Exhibition Wexford 2011, and more recently, selected for The Dublin Regional Finals of Sky Arts "Portrait Artist of The Year".2013, Second Place in Plein Air Berlin-Brandenburg Event 2014, and awarded Painting with most "painterly Quality 2015. Juried to participate in Paint Annapolis 2015, and  2014, where she received two, third place awards for her nocturne, and Quick Draw Paintings.

She presently facilitates Exhibitions, Workshops and Events from her Swallowsnest Studio, Co. Wexford, Ireland.