Karen Collins

Oil Paintings

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About Karen Collins, Landscape Artist
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Currently Painting ...

After a particularly challenging year, I decided to start a series of paintings around obstacles 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.

My "Climb Every Mountain" series is all about conquering challenges. It also combines my love of the bush and hiking with painting!

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

I regularly attend various life drawing classes and workshops. I like to attend various workshops and have done so over the years at The Royal Qld Art Society, Brisbane Painting Classes, The Brisbane Institute of Art, Victorian Artists Society and others by professional artists I admire. 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

Paintings for Sale

All paintings are created with professional standard canvas or linen, paint and materials, are wired and ready to hang.

Please contact me to enquire about paintings or commissions.

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Landscape Paintings

LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS
"ENCHANTED"
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Oil on Canvas
76 x 51 x 4 cm
$700

When walking through our cool, dark rainforests, I always half expect to see goblins and fairies sitting on toadstools!
Landscape, landscape painting, Australian Landscape, rainforest
LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS
"THE BLADE"
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Oil on Canvas
60 x 60 x 4 cm
$700

The blade that slices a sea!
Landscape, landscape painting, Australian Landscape, Tasmanian Parks, Cape Pillar, dolomite rocks, rocks

Finalist - Lethbridge 20000 Art Award
Australian Landscape Painting
"FREE FALL"
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Oil on Canvas
76 x 50.5 x 4 cm
$650

Is our beautiful natural environment in free fall? With global warming, I wonder how long our waterfalls will exist.
Landscape, landscape painting, Australian Landscape, Qld Parks, Springbrook National Park, waterfall
Australian Landscape Painting
"GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAIN "
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Mixed Media on Canvas
25 x 20 x 4 cm
$120

The Sunshine Coast's spectacular Glasshouse Mountains hold a special place in my heart. This was where I first met my wonderful husband.
Landscape, landscape painting, Australian Landscape, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Qld Parks, glasshouse mountains, Mt Beerwah, Mt Coonowrin, Crooked Neck
Australian Landscape Painting
"BACK FROM THE BLADE "
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Oil on Canvas
91 x 45.5 x 4 cm
$900

In this painting I wanted to convey a sense of isolated beauty. This was inspired from a hike to "The Blade" which is at the end of Cape Pillar on the stunning Three Capes Track in Tasmania.
Landscape, landscape painting, Australian Landscape, Tasmania, Tasmanian Landscape, Cape Pillar
Australian Landscape Painting
"THE MOUNTAIN AND MEE"
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Oil on Canvas
61 x 91 x 4 cm
$800

This is a beautiful area of Mt Mee. Following the fire trail brings you to an escarpment with views over Wivenhoe Dam. Sometimes it is about the journey and not the destination!
Landscape, landscape painting, Australian Landscape, Mt Mee
Australian Landscape Painting
"DON'T WARRIE, BE HAPPY"
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Oil on Linen
76 x 76 x 4 cm
$800

Springbrook National Park, is one of those areas that is so close to Brisbane I often wonder why I don’t go there more! This beautiful rock overhang can be found on the Warrie Circuit. Along this walk you see a great variety of wildlife including Crimson Rosellas, King Parrots and, in the rockpools, little blue crayfish. Forget your “warries” and enjoy this absolutely spectacular area!

Landscape, landscape painting, Australian Landscape, Springbrook National Park, Warrie Circuit, Qld Parks
Australian Landscape Painting
"NORMAN'S ROCKS"
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Oil on Canvas
76 x 76 x 4 cm
$800

Giraween National Park is scattered with huge granite boulders, sometimes precariously balancing on the edge… but somehow they remain solidly rooted and unmoving. Full of contrasts – colours, shapes, old and new.
Finalist - Camberwell Art Show

Landscape, landscape painting, Australian Landscape, granite belt, Giraween
Landscape Painting
"LINDESAY'S TIERS"
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Oil on Canvas
122 x 91 x 4 cm
$1400

This is one mountain I am yet to climb and as my body ages and knees wear out, I wonder if I will ever be capable! In the meantime, I am happy to absorb the beauty of this mountain and the surrounding dry Australian landscape and big, wide, open spaces where you can really breathe.
Finalist - Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular

Landscape, landscape painting, Mt Lindesay, Australian Landscape, scenic rim, painting of Mt Lindesay
Landscape Painting
"HIKERS' HEAVEN"
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Oil on Canvas
122 x 91 x 4 cm
$1400

This was one of those walks where training is required. This is one of those mountains where, although I had trained, I found myself wondering if I would make it and wishing for a café and an escalator to appear around the next bend. “Just keep going, just keep going, left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot …. still no café nor escalator …. left, right … OMG! I’m at the top! I’ve done it!!!!”

Landscape, landscape painting, Mt Barney, Australian landscape, scenic rim, Painting of Mt Barney
Landscape Painting
"MARGARET'S VIEW TOO"
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Oil on Canvas
76 x 102 x 4 cm
$950

Have you visited the Tweed Regional Gallery at Murwillumbah? As well as a wonderful display of great artworks (including Archibald finalists), they have a fantastic recreation of a couple of rooms from Margaret Olley's home studio. The gallery also overlooks the most spectacular countryside. My painting shows the view from the gallery where you can see Mt Warning in the far distance. Mt Warning provides a lovely walk with a scramble up a chain to reach the top. Great views again!
Finalist - Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular

Landscape, landscape painting, Murwillumbah, Australian Landscape, Mt Warning, scenic rim
Landscape Painting
"PALM GORGE"
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Oil on Canvas
76 x 102 x 4 cm
$950

This spectacular gorge is found in Mt Greville. It is a relatively easy walk up and coming back down through this palm-filled gorge is gorgeous! 

Landscape, landscape painting, Mt Greville, scenic rim, Australian landscape
Oil Landscape
"RURAL RETREAT"
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Oil on Canvas
91.5 x 61 x 4 cm
$600
Landscape, landscape painting, painting of lake
Painting of Sheep
"BAALM FOR THE WEARY SOUL"
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Oil on Canvas
76 x 51 x 4 cm
$550
Landscape, landscape painting, sheep, farm, animals


Climb Every Mountain Series

My "Climb every Mountain" series (above) combines my passion for painting with hiking and features an array of spectacularly beautiful mountains and hikes I've taken over the years.

This series is all about conquering challenges! Like tackling a difficult hike, creating a painting not only provides great rewards but also physical and mental challenges. Reaching the peak of a mountain is akin to a painting reaching the stage when you know it works.  The outlook is grand and the rest is all down-hill.




Seascapes

Seascape Painting
"JUST ME AND THE SEA"
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Oil on Linen
61 x 61 x 4 cm
$600
seascape, ocean, clouds, sea, beach
Seascape Painting
"INFINITY"
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Oil on Linen
61 x 61 x 4 cm
$600
seascape, ocean, clouds, sea, beach
Finalist - Lethbridge 20000 Art Award
Painting of Seagull
"FREE"
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Oil on Canvas
122 x 91.5 x 4 cm
$950
seagulls, seascape, birds, ocean beach
Seascape
"STORMY WAVE"
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Oil on Canvas
45.5 x 91 x 4 cm
$630
seascape, beach, ocean, marine art


Paintings Stockroom

Here you can see a collection of my paintings that are not Landscapes! These include Animal Art, paintings from my travels in Europe and a couple of small seascapes.
Painting of Dog
"THE LOST SHOE"
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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"
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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

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

oil landscape, falls creek, landscape


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: July 2019 | Score: Positive | Transaction: "STRADBROKE ISLAND LOVE" (Commission)
"It has also been a pleasure dealing with you. Thank you very much for the time, effort and passion you put into the painting. It looks amazing and is probably the best and most personal present I have ever given someone. I’m a fan of your work and I’m sure it won’t be the last painting I buy or commission - I need to get orders in quick before you come out big :) !
Thanks again, Torben"

 

Date: November 2018 | Score: Positive | Transaction: "GIVE ME A HOME AMONGST THE GUM TREES" (Art Request)
"Thank you so much for creating this, Karen! when Bryce surprised me with it, I was head over heels. absolutely in love the colours and the blending of the shadows. 110% bang up job, can’t wait to get more stuff from Art St"
- Katie

 

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