Karen continues to create landscapes of more remote areas of Australia that she have been lucky enough to visit and enjoy with her bushwalking friends and artists. She fears for the future of the world’s natural wilderness areas and hopes to leave behind painted images of the world pre-climate change as a reminder to mankind of their careless neglect.
Emerging Artist, Karen Collins was born and bred in Brisbane. She has also lived in London, Sydney and Melbourne.
As a keen traveller and amateur photographer since her early 20’s, Karen has collected many images in her camera and her head from all over the world which she now shares through her oil paintings.
Now back in her home town of Brisbane, she continues to travel (COVID permitting), photograph and enjoy nature, all of which never fail to inspire her paintings.
Karen also runs ART ST (www.artst.com.au), an online gallery for some of Brisbane’s emerging Artists.
I find huge inspiration in nature and exploring Australia's wonderful national parks and beaches. I am influenced by many! Monet Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Renoir, Degas, Streeton, Nolan, Olley, etc
2019-2022: Gallery and Online Finalist in Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award
2019 - Finalist in Camberwell Art Show (Melbourne)
2015-2019: Finalist in Rotary Art Spectacular
2018, 2016, 2015 - Finalist in Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award
2021-2022: The Doyles Art Award
2019-2022: Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award - Gallery and online
2021-2022: Grammar Art Show, Toowoomba, Qld
2021: RME Downlands Art Exhibition, Toowoomba, Qld
2021:"ART ST @ the ArtSpace", ART ST Group Exhibition, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
2021: Ipswich Art Awards, Ipswich Qld
2021: Aspects Art Show, Goondiwindi Qld
2016-2019, 2021: "ART ST @ the ArtSpace", ART ST Group Exhibition, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
2014-2019, 2021: Royal Qld (Ekka) Art Show, Bown Hills
2019: Camberwell Art Show (Melbourne)
2015-2019: Rotary Art Spectacular
2018: "Inner Brisbane meets surrounding Mountains" with Terri Vidler Treasury Hotel
2018, 2016, 2015: Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award
2017: "Country to Coast", ART ST Group Exhibition at Percolator Art Gallery, Paddington (now Latrobe Art Space)
2015: "Brisbane - Hidden in Plain Sight", ART ST Group Exhibition; Percolator Art Gallery (now Latrobe Art Space), Paddington
2014: "Journey to Europe" with Catherine Marsh and Grazia Carrara at Percolator Art Gallery (now Latrobe Art Space), Paddington
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