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Predominantly a charcoal & oil painter‚ I strive to portray emotion in every image be it a portrait or an industrial scene.

The artists' role is that of social commentator. I believe that the work produced today will be the story books of the future &, as such, I imbue every piece of work with the honesty of the subject & my interpretation of the emotion around it at the time of painting. This then becomes a snapshot of my society & culture during my life.

Working from my studio on the NSW Central Coast‚ I am grateful every day to be able to make a living sharing my vision & my passion.

Education

Diploma Fine Art‚ 2014
Newcastle Art School
Ourimbah Campus

Exhibitions

(Selected)

November 2016, Portia Geach Memorial Prize - Finalist
October 2016, Paddington Art Prize- Finalist
October 2016, Australian Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) Exhibition, Select
September 2016, ANL Maritime Art Award - Finalist
May 2016, Hunters Hill Art Prize - Finalist
March 2016, Juggernaut, Tortuga Studios, St. Peters, NSW, Solo
December 2015, Art by the Sea, By invitation
November 2015, Juggernaut,Art Studios Gallery, North Gosford, Solo
October 2015,Gosford Art Prize - Finalist
Sept 2015,The Other Art Fair, Central Park, Sydney, By selection
February 2015, Cohabitation, Palm House Gallery, Sydney RBG, Collaboration
Dec 2014, Art by the Sea, Killcare SLSC, Killcare Beach, By Invitation
November 2014, Incandescent, TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW, Solo
October 2014, St George Art Awards - Finalist
September 2014, Gosford Art Prize - Finalist
March 2014, SHE -Finalist, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, VIC
December 2013, Art by the Sea, Killcare SLSC, Killcare Beach, By Invitation
December 2013, Moments of Grace, Factory5, Warriewood, Solo
Nov 2013, Hornsby Art Prize - Finalist
Dec 2012, Art by the Sea, Killcare SLSC, Killcare Beach, By Invitation
Feb 2012, Virtue of Values, Gosford Regional Gallery, Solo
Oct 2011, ArtTT- Awarded 2nd place, Online – International

Press

Art Edit Magazine‚ Issues 4‚5&6 (2014/15)
10/2/14 Review of work by art critic Brian Sherman:
http://faso.com/fineartviews/71518/faso-featured-artists-artist-karen-bloomfield

Influences

Early realist painter Caravaggio‚ surrealist painter Dali‚ as well as contemporary artists Georgia O’Keefe‚ Lucian Freud & Ben McLaughlin.

122cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$6,400
28cm (W) x 28cm (H)
Charcoal &ink on 300gsm archival watercolour paper
$270
28cm (W) x 28cm (H)
Charcoal &ink on 300gsm archival watercolour paper
$270
28cm (W) x 28cm (H)
Charcoal &ink on 300gsm archival watercolour paper
$270
28cm (W) x 28cm (H)
Charcoal &ink on 300gsm archival watercolour paper
$270
36cm (W) x 36cm (H)
Oil on canvas (box framed with 1cm charcoal frame)
$645
36cm (W) x 36cm (H)
Oil on canvas (box framed with 1cm charcoal frame)
$645
80cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$1,690
60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Charcoal & ink on plywood
$1,670
60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Charcoal & ink on plywood
$1,270
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