Welcome to the online gallery of New Zealand Artist Karen Neal, who works in Pastel, Oils and Scratchboard. In the above links you will find a collection of Wildlife Paintings, Pet Portraits and Portraits.
Karen is commited to supporting animal and conservation causes through her art: 5% of pet painting commission sales is donated to HUHANZ. 5% of commissioned wildlife paintings is donated to a wildlife or conservation group. 10% of calendar sales is donated to SPCA. Please see the Donations page for more information.
Karen's paintings are exhibited in many art exhibitions nationwide, and can also seen in person at Lilac Wine, Vines Village on Rapaura Road, Blenheim; Framers on Queens, Queen Street, Blenheim; Xue Gallery (Gifts on Grove), Blenheim. Giclee Prints and Greeting Cards are also available at these galleries.
Private Commissions Accepted Worldwide. Commissioning a painting is an easy process. If you would like to commission an original painting, you will find more information and pricing on the Commissions page. You can alternatively give a personalised Gift Voucher for a painting. Lay buy is also available. You can read client Testimonials here.
A recently finished scratchboard of a snow leopard won the "Peoples' Choice Award"
at the 2014 Marlborough Art Society Annual Members' Exhibition.
"HImalayan Snow Queen" is currently being exhibited at the Nelson Airport, along with other winners from the 2013 Nelson Art Awards, leading up to this years awards.
"Okarito Kotuku" has been awarded "Second Prize" in this national exhibition and also "The Peoples Choice Award"
See the News page for more details
Lace Moko IV has been awarded second prize in the 2014 PANZ (Pastel Artists of NZ) annual exhibition.
The exhibition was on at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery, Invercargill.
A recent interview with Ginette Smythe
on Nelson Fresh FM, following winning the Supreme Award in the
Nelson Impressions Art Awards, September 2013.
Listen to Interview Here
Accepted into the ISSA (International Society of Scratchboard Artists) as a Master Scratchboard Artist (MSA).
10 scratchboards are submitted and the application is then juried, based on ability, awards won, publications and promoting the medium through tutoring. "I was delighted to gain this level in Scratchboard". You can view other MSA on the ISSA website here.
These are the 10 artworks submitted to be juried
(Updated 16th September 2014)
"The Dawson Family"
A commissioned pet portrait of 2 beautiful Welsh Corgis Bridget & Max with ginger tom Ben
A small selection of original artworks are permanently on display at Lilac Wine, Vines Village, Rapaura Road, Marlborough
Here you will find Scratchboard Originals, Pastel & Oil Paintings, Giclee Prints & Greeting Cards for sale.
Occasionally Karen can be found painting at the Vines Village as artist in residence
This oil painting was donated to raise funds for the
George Adamson Wildlife Trust
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