Karen Collins

For the month of August 2018, Karen will be joining with Terri Vidler to exhibit in Brisbane's Treasury Hotel, one of Brisbane's most beautiful historic buildings.

Karen's "Climb every Mountain" series combines her passion for painting with hiking and features an array of spectacularly beautiful mountains which are easily accessible from Brisbane.

The paintings can be found in Treasury's fine dining LAB Restaurant and Bar and also in Ryan's on the Park.

Ryan’s is open Mon 7-8pm; Tue to Fri 7am-10pm; Sat 10.30am-10pm; Sun 10.30am-8pm
The Lab is open  Mon to Fri 6.30-10.30am and Sat & Sun 7-11am and 1-3pm; and daily 6–10pm

On Tues 29 May, the Treasury is holding an exclusive "Art of the Palate" event. This dinner combines an award-winning selection of wines accompanying a carefully curated four course meal. Meet the Artist (Karen and Terri) and the Winemaker!
Further info and tickets available at Treasury Brisbane website soon!


Oil Painting

skip straight to:   Karen's latest art - Landscapes , Seascapes | Europe | Cows | Stockroom

Current Painting Series for 2018

2017 was a very challenging year for me. I was struggling with my own health issues and also the decline of my gorgeous father-in-law. Sadly, he passed away just prior to Christmas.

So, I decided to start a series of paintings around our challenges and overcoming them. I thought about my love of hiking and conquering mountains. Sometimes the mountain seems insurmountable, but with determination, sweat and sometimes simply plodding along, one foot in front of the other, you get to the top and are rewarded with spectacular views and a great sense of achievement and relief.

When facing difficulties in life, I find it helps to remember these mountains and how, if you just keep going, you eventually get there and then the rest is all down-hill. "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger"! - Freiedrich Nietzsche

My "Climb Every Mountain" series is all about conquering challenges. It also combines my love of the bush and hiking with painting! I am hoping to exhibit around the middle of this year.

About me and my art

I was born and bred in Brisbane, but have also been lucky enough to experience life in London, Sydney and Melbourne. In 2012 I returned to my roots and family in beautiful Brisbane.

Being a keen traveller, bush walker and cyclist, I have collected many images - in my head, and camera - from all over the world. These provide me with an almost unlimited supply of inspiration with which to create my oil paintings.

I run a web design and graphic design business, as well as looking after ART ST.Art Studio

Currently I attended life drawing classes at The Royal Qld Art Society, and previously many and varied classes at The Brisbane Institute of Art. I have also attended classes at the Victorian Artists Society and other ad-hoc workshops. No matter what the class is, there is always something new to learn and tips to pick up!

You can keep updated on latest artworks and what i've been up to on social media:

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"I was very pleased to be able to purchase Karen's works online. The works are fantastic and the artist very professional. The two pieces now hang proudly in my home. I can certainly recommend Art St and Karen Collins."
- Graeme

 

Inspiration for ArtAnimal Art

I find inspiration in travelling, nature and exploring Australia's wonderful national parks and beaches.

I have a love of animals which I often feel compelled to include in my art.

Art Exhibitions

You can also see some of my art: Australian Lanscape

Art for Sale

Below is a selection of art created by Karen Collins which is for sale. All are wired and ready to hang.
I am also happy to accept commissions.

Please click the images to enlarge. When enlarged, click the right hand side of the image to advance or the arrow in the top left hand corner to play a slide-show. 

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Seascapes

Painting of Seagull
"FREE"
- contact Karen to view
Oil on Canvas
122 x 91.5 x 4 cm
$950
seagulls, seascape, birds, ocean beach
Painting of Seagulls Painting of Seagulls
"SG236 ARRIVAL TIME 8am"
- contact Karen to view
Oil on Canvas
122 x 91.5 x 4 cm
$950
seascape, beach, ocean, birds, seagulls
Whale Painting
"MAGESTIC CALM"
contact Karen to commission
Oil on Canvas
91 x 61 x 4 cm
$650
whale painting, whales, ocean, seascape

Painting of Sailing Ships
"HOPE"
contact Karen to view
Oil on Canvas
60 x 60 x 4 cm
$500
old ship, sailing ship, ocean, seascape, sailing boat, ships
Seascape
"STORMY WAVE"
contact Karen to commission
Oil on Canvas
45.5 x 91 x 4 cm
$630
seascape, beach, ocean, marine art

Landscapes

Landscape Painting
"MARGARET'S VIEW"
contact Karen to view
Oil on Canvas
50 x 50 x 4 cm
$480
Landscape, landscape painting, Murwillumbah, Mt Warning
Painting of Sheep
"BALMY AFTERNOON"
contact Karen to view
Oil on Canvas
76 x 51 x 4 cm
$500
Landscape, landscape painting, sheep, farm, anmials
Oil Landscape
"RURAL RETREAT"
contact Karen to view
Oil on Canvas
91.5 x 61 x 4 cm
$600
Landscape, landscape painting, painting of lake
Painting of Farm
"THE FARM"
contact Karen to view
Oil on Canvas
76 x 76 x 4 cms
$500
Landscape painting, painting of farm, farm

Oil Painting Stockroom

Painting of Dog
"THE LOST SHOE"
- contact Karen to view
Oil on Canvas in
white box frame
55 x 55 cm
$510
painting of window, painting of dog, oil painting, painting of France

Painting of Brahman
"BARRY"
- contact Karen to view
Oil on Raw Linen
61 x 61 x 4 cm
$500
painting of brahman, painting of cows, animal art, cows, cattle


Paintings Sold

Painting of Moreton Bay
"MORETON BAY DUNES"
Oil on Canvas
91 x 61 x 4 cms
$600
Landscape painting, seascape, seascape painting, Moreton Bay, Moreton Island, sand dunes

Painting of Sunshine Coast Hinterland
"SUNSHINE COAST HINTERLAND - MT PINBARREN #2"
Oil on Canvas
60.5 x 91.5 x 4 cms
$650
Landscape painting, painting of rural farmland, sunshine coast, sunshine coast hinterland, Mt Pinbarren

Landscape Painting
"THE WAY"
Oil on Canvas
101 x 76 cm
$700

oil landscape, falls creek, landscape
Painting of Story Bridge
"UNDER THE BRIDGE"
- contact Karen to view
Oil on Canvas
in white box frame
106 x 106 x 5 cms
$900


Landscape painting, Brisbane, Story Bridge, painting of Story Bridge

Please note: Free delivery to greater Brisbane customers, however, to other areas an additional fee for postage and packaging may be applicable.

To view any of Karen Collins' artwork, please contact her directly on Ph: 0413 852 774 or send her an email:

    

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Date: 3 March 2016  |  Score: Positive  |  Transaction:  "THE HOMESTEAD" (Commission)
"Just wanted to let you know the painting has safely arrived, and it is absolutely beautiful! The photos don't do it justice, thank you so much for doing it! I'm sure my brother and new sister in law will be thrilled. Will definitely keep you in mind next time we want a painting done. I couldn't be happier with it! You're very talented."
- Naomi 😁

 

Date:  11 January, 2014 | Score: Positive | Transaction: "WINTER REMEDY", "MORETON BAY STORM"
"I was very pleased to be able to purchase Karen's works online. The works are fantastic and the artist very professional. The two pieces now hang proudly in my home. I can certainly recommend Art St and Karen Collins."
- Graeme

Date:  5 June, 2013 | Score: Positive | Transaction: "LABRADORS PLAYING AT SEA EDGE"
"I was really pleased with my painting and the ease of dealing with ARTST and the artist was great - highly recommend."
- Craig