Karen Howard

Karen Howard

  • Artist’s Statement

    I find pastel an ideal medium to capture the effects of light and colour in a painting, being the main influences on my choices of subject to paint.

  • Biography

    I have always drawn from an early age, which was a very useful skill in my teaching career. I became interested in pastels, as a medium, 15 years ago, loving the vibrancy of colour.

  • Influences

    The Australian artist, Clarice Beckett, who was not a pastel painter, has inspired me the most. I also take inspiration from the colourful ceramic works of Clarice Cliff.

  • Awards

    2024
    Bell Art Show: 1st (Human activity in a Landscape) ‘Waves’
    1st (Animals) ‘Companion’
    H.C. ( Small Pastel) ‘Lady in Red’
    Toowoomba Show: 2nd (Landscape) ‘Cotton Tree Beach’
    3rd (Still Life) ‘The Rose Vase’
    Pastel Society of Australia Exhibition: 2nd (Still Life) ‘Chasing the Light’
    2023
    Pastel Society of Australia Exhibition 2023 was the first time I exhibited at this exhibition. I was awarded two ‘Highly Commended’, for ‘Luna’ ( dog portrait), and ‘Platter’ ( still life) Both now sold.

  • Exhibitions

    In 2023 I had a solo exhibition at the Clifton Art Space. Of the 27 works on display, 16 were sold.
    This year, a month long exhibition featured my works in Wendlands Gallery in Mary Street
    Another exhibition is scheduled for November 2024 to be called “The French Experience” which will follow a time painting in France this year.
    My work is also exhibited in Toowoomba’s Margaret Street Gallery.

Showing all 3 artworks

Karen Howard

The Reader
43 x 30 cm Framed: 64 x 48 cm Pastel $750.00

Karen Howard

Chasing the Light
27 x 23 cm Framed: 45 x 39 cm Pastel $800.00

Karen Howard

Boy in Yellow Jacket
37 x 30 cm Framed: 53 x 43 cm Pastel $800.00