Karen Bowen

Oil Painting

Born March 4, 1957

Melbourne

Long term resident of Dandenong Ranges

Hello there!

I am an artist living in the Patch in the Dandenong Ranges. Working mainly in oils, I use bold colour and line in my mostly dramatic contemporary pieces. I am fascinated by the colours and patterns in nature and find inspiration through both the micro and macro levels of observation of the world around me. I love to create work where I get lost in the colour and the pattern and am delighted when others respond in the same way.

 

I’m interested in learning more about creative and artistic expression. I often explore and respond to the work of different artists and genres in my search my own “artist voice” and have a love of expressionism and the artists of early to mid 1900s. I have also been putting my toe into the portrait world and find it a challenging and wonderful experience.

 

My paintings have sold to various private individuals in Melbourne and I also produce a range of art cards and prints for sale and am happy to take on commissions.

  

My mantra is art for the joy of colour.

 

Artist Statement

Working mainly in oils, I use bold colour and line in my mostly dramatic abstract pieces. I am fascinated by the colours and patterns in nature and find inspiration through both the micro and macro levels of observation of the world around me. I love to create work where I get lost in the colour and the pattern and am delighted when others respond in the same way.

 

Education

Since early 2016 I have been studying under Nell Frysteen at Red Door Studio, in Research, Victoria.

 

Exhibitions

2016 Solo Exhibition, A Pattern Universe, Miloko Gallery

Sassafras, Victoria

 

karenbowen28@gmail.com .    @abracadabra_designs .   0401 952 468

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