Karen Blake

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Artist Open Studio

Karen Blake explores the elements that make a space – wind, weather, geology, people, animals. Her current work is inspired by birds in the landscape, their flight & song, their presences & absences. Although semi-abstract and often gestural, her work is rooted in the West coast of Scotland. She draws, paints, creates artists’ books and interventions.

Artmap Argyll area
Contact Information
South Lodge, Ronachan, Clachan, Tarbert, Scotland PA29 6XW
Open Studios 2024 opening
First weekend 17 & 18 August
Midweek 19-23 August
Second weekend 24-26 August
Open at other times of year (contact for details)
Online content too
Studio information
Car parking close to studio
Uneven surfaces
Close to public transport
Useful to know
Demonstrations / work in progress
Cards and prints of artwork for sale
Accepts credit cards
Tea, coffee and cake
Notes for visitors

During Artmap Argyll I am exhibiting in my studio with well-known local artist, Karen Beauchamp.
At other times of the year, please call my mobile if you would like to arrange to visit. 07768647298.
Please contact Karen Beauchamp to visit her studio.

Directions: From Tarbert, head south for 12 miles on the A83. South Lodge, Ronachan is a mile and a quarter south of Clachan. Take the third road on the right after the sign ending the Clachan 40 mph speed limit. As you come down the hill with the sea and bay visible on the right you will see the coned tower of South Lodge. Slow down to turn right as it is a sharpish turn. The studio, known as the Midden, will be signed. If you miss the turning, please continue 60m, then turn in the public car park on the right.

If possible, please leave your car in this car park to avoid any congestion at South Lodge. From it you can also access the shore and views of the seals that often lounge on the rocks.

Buses: (926) will stop at Ronachan South Lodge. Be sure the driver knows that you want the South entrance (not the North entrance) to Ronachan.