My name is Karen. Having always had a leaning towards the arts and enjoyed creativity in my many various forms, I started to dabble more in painting as a hobby and a new form of therapeutic relaxation after my youngest of four children started school. Gradually, I developed new found skills and techniques exploring new paints such as Pebeo oils and feeling the need to create something a bit different, with each piece totally unique. I moved my skills along from the canvas to producing jewellery and Ash Tree Arts was born!

As a qualified self-employed counsellor and holistic therapist, I feel that producing mini pieces of art for people to wear and enjoy gives me great satisfaction and at the same time, I get to indulge my relaxing passion!