About

Karen Elzinga is a professional acrylic painter and artist having studied a double major degree in Fine Art & Visual Culture from Curtin University of design in 2012 .She paints whimsical contemporary abstracts that encompass beach side settings. Her paintings are double painted for amazing colour, durability, vibrancy, and aesthetics.Karen uses only the finest grade professional artist acrylic paints and canvas.Karen enjoys the easy going nature of the beach and its endless settings and is inspired by the fleeting freedom that the beaches offer.

Everyone loves the beach whether sitting on it or looking at it, and Karen tries to bring that enjoyment and happiness felt at the beach into her paintings.Her paintings are vibrant, stunning to look at, are major draw cards, talking points and highly sort after across Australia, and Internationally.Karen loves to do intricate and busy styling in her designs with an abstract twist, she believes it brings a joy and happiness to the viewer and in turn takes them back to their own childhood memories of good times by the seaside. She has always been very attracted to colour, the brighter the better and believes that that is why people are instantly attracted to her work and go away smiling, with colour brings a feel good feeling and that is why Karen's work is so popular and obtainable to all.

Life is good at the beach, take home a professionally finished painting today and bring that good feeling vibe to your surroundings. Karen is a high demand artist, her latest sale of a painting from Bluethumb was sold in less than 24 hours, she is a very sort after collector artist so if you like Karen's work be quick! Here's what the purchaser of "Hawkin's Landing", a 3 piece extra large painting had to say about commissioning a painting from Karen. - From the client: "Well the painting went down a treat, my wife broke into tears when she saw it, absolutely loved it. Thanks again Karen for a job very well done". B.H (Batemans Bay).

Education

Curtin University of Design - Double Major (Fine Art & Visual Culture)

Exhibitions

Williamstown Gallery - 1999
Eumundie Town Hall - 2002
Immanuel Secondary College hall- 2007-2015
Nambour shopping plaza 2015

Press

Front cover and additional photo's inside -2012 April edition of the British Psychological society monthly magazine.

Influences

My work is often associated with Ken done's earlier work, l think maybe due to the color pallet used, but he is not an influence. l am mainly influenced by my own earlier works when designing paintings, l feel like one work is where a previous one left off from. My painting slowing progress and change like slow motion footage, l take snippets from earlier works than incorporate them into future works, so whilst they contain something of old keeping my work familiar, l also bring in new and exciting elements which progress my paintings in new and interesting directions.

134cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,500
122cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Mixed Media
$1,500
96cm (W) x 79cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,750
190cm (W) x 84cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,700
103cm (W) x 102cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,750
139cm (W) x 93cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,300
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