Karen Lancey was born on the South Coast of England. Her family immigrated to Canada 5 years later where she grew up in Calgary, Alberta. Art was always a very strong subject throughout childhood and she later went on to attend the Alberta College of Art and Design, majoring in Commercial Art, jewellery making and ceramics. Karen now lives in Victoria with her 2 children.
Karen’s life sized metal mermaids have become her trademark around Victoria.
Working in 3 dimensions with her hands came naturally. Her love of nature and of the sea shows in many of her creations as does a whimsy and playfulness. Be it a small piece or one of her custom gates, railings, or arbours she is always striving for esthetics, craftsmanship, new ideas and a creativity that makes it all her own.