Friday, August 17, 2012

Karen Neal

Karen Neal
Koshka © Karen Neal  

New Zealander Karen Neal has always had a love of art, animals, wildlife, nature and travel. Karen happily works from her Marlborough studio as a professional artist, accepting commissions worldwide. Her passion is to paint all animals from pets to wildlife, with a lifelike realism yet painterly style. She also loves to paint portraits, particularly capturing that unique connection between animals and people. She works in Scratchboard, Oils, Pastels, and Graphite; and is committed to supporting animal conservation causes through her art.  

"Koshka is a Russian Blue (Koshka means cat in Russian). He is the most loyal loving companion, almost doglike in manner! I loved portraying him in this pastel painting with all the soft silvery colours in his beautiful coat.” - Karen

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