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Artist of the Month – Karen Rivers

About the Artist

Hi, my name is Karen Rivers, a local artist who paints under the name Dippychick Art.

I hope my work brightens your day.

I have only been painting for a short time, discovering this wonderful world of colour and freedom during lockdown. My largest painting so far is the 8ft mural on the side of New Hope Church where I sometimes go.

I am on the autistic spectrum, and love the way that my art can communicate in ways that words do not. I first qualified as a nurse, which I loved, but after a diagnosis of MS in 1999. I had to rethink my plans. 

Despite the unpredictability of my health and a few setbacks, I am always busy and alongside my assistance dog, Bozley, I am often seen walking around Reading and always happy to chat to everyone and anyone!

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