Karen Bowen

Oil Painting

Born March 4, 1957


Long term resident of Dandenong Ranges


About Karen

I am an emerging artist living in the Patch in the Dandenong Ranges. After a 25-year career in local government I am now focussing on a long-held passion for expressing myself creatively through painting. 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. I have also been putting my toe into the portrait world and find it a challenging and wonderful experience. Check out my Instagram for more. 


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.



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



2016 Solo Exhibition, A Pattern Universe, Miloko Gallery

Sassafras, Victoria


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

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