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 original artworks are exhibited in many art exhibitions nationwide, and a small selection of originals can also seen in person at Lilac Wine, Vines Village on Rapaura Road, Blenheim.
Giclee Prints and Greeting Cards are now available of selected artworks from:-
Lilac Wine, Vines Village on Rapaura Road, Blenheim
Framers on Queens, Queen Street, Blenheim
Xue Gallery (Gifts on Grove), Blenheim
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. Testimonials from happy clients can be found on the Testimonials page. Alternatively a personalised Gift Voucher for a painting is another option if your painting is a gift for someone special at short notice, or you are unable to acquire a photo without ruining the surprise...
Lay buy is also available.
2015 calendars now available here
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
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, Limited Edition 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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