About

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)
2018 Finalist The Blake Art Prize, "Loss of Innocence'
2018 Finalist Hunters Hill Art Prize, 'Depth of Beauty'
2017 Finalist Gosford Art Prize, 'Spotto'
2017 Finalist ANL Maritime Art Awards, Scale
2016 Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Award, 'Artist as Subject'
2016 Finalist Paddington Art Prize, 'Siloettes'
2016 Finalist ANL Maritime Art Awards, ‘Stevedores’
2016 Finalist Hunters Hill Art Prize, ‘Pre-dawn Hum’
2015 Finalist Gosford Art Prize, 'Arterial Flow'
2015 Honorable Mention Faces Of Humanity, Art Competion.net,
‘The Reality of Us All (Noir)’
2014 Finalist St George Art Awards, 'Love Changes Everything'
2014 Finalist Gosford Art Prize, 'Memory Lane'
2014 Finalist SHE, 'Vivien'
2013 Finalist Hornsby Art Prize, 'Powerful Owl'
2012 Highly Commended Mental Health Art Works
Gosford Regional Gallery, ‘Shadowself’
2011 Encouragement Award Mental Health Art Works
Gosford Regional Gallery ‘Fallout’
2011 2nd Place ArtTT, Art Toppling Tobacco,‘Lost in a smokey haze’

Press

2018 Radio interview with Meredith Gilmore
https://soundcloud.com/meredithgilmore/karen-bloomfield-interview-as-broadcast-on-coast-arts-13518?in=meredithgilmore/sets/coast-arts-radio-show
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.

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