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Driftwood artist to display little shops in shopping precinct

Written by Peter Davison on .

Kareen JacksonKareen JacksonAn artist famous for her driftwood cottages and shops will be exhibiting her work in a Marlborough retail unit over the summer.

Kareen Jackson will be displaying some of her collection at Unit 13 Hughenden Yard in Marlborough, where she last exhibited in 2014.

Her latest series features many of Marlborough High Street's best known businesses, including White Horse Bookshop, Waitrose, The Green Dragon pub, and the Rick Stein restaurant.

Kareen always carries a rucksack when walking because of her obsession with beach-combing while on adventures around the UK and Europe. When back in her studio she transforms her beach junk into unique hand crafted driftwood boats, cottages and animals.

Each piece has a story of where it came from, how it was collected and then created. Kareen currently sells her pieces around the world. She also takes on commissions and creates houses, pubs or shops out of wood in her own unique style.

Daniel Pitt of Kilpatrick & Co, which manages the precinct, said: “We are delighted to have Kereen returning to Hughenden Yard to display some of her unique and charming pieces.

"The window displays proved to be very popular back in 2016 and generated interest both in Kareen’s work and the other trading businesses in Hughenden Yard.

"Kilpatrick & Co and the landlords are most keen to support and help local artisans and crafters and having their work displayed in Hughenden Yard when a shop is available is of benefit, both to the artists and the other retailers of Hughenden Yard.”