worked for the Lakeland Arts Trust at Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Blackwell for 12 years, and went on to work as Marketing Manager for Holker Hall and Estate.

In 2008, as the recession was beginning, I went freelance setting up Early Bird Design Associates.

A little background…

17 years experience – PR, marketing, design, website design & fundraising mainly for arts organisations, charities & attractions including:

• PR & press for Year of Visual Arts 1996

• 12 years at Lakeland Arts Trust (Abbot Hall Art Gallery & Museum, Kendal Museum and Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House): Senior manager – PR, marketing, websites, catalogue and leaflet design. Major role in the fundraising, restoration and promotion of Blackwell.

• Holker Estate (Holker Hall, Holker Garden Festival, Cartmel Racecourse, Holker Caravan Parks): Estate Marketing Manager – PR, press, marketing, websites and leaflet design.

I have a BA (hons) Fine Art degree and a PGCE Adult Education certificate.

My particular passion for working in the arts, education and charities sectors has been fuelled in the work I do for the Brewery Arts Centre, Bigland Equestrian, Senhouse Roman Museum and Bay Search & Rescue.

My love of food has led to working with some fantastic local food producers, including Cartmel Cheeses and Hazelmere Cafe and Bakery.

I am a keen gardener and photographer, and always happiest when I am out sketching in the countryside. Unless otherwise captioned, the photos on this site are my own.

Karen Harris

I enjoy digital design, drawing, and creating garden landscapes that wow people. I'm based in the Lake District in the UK. You can email me at: karenharrisgardens@gmail.com

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