Welcome to Montville Art Gallery

Karen Atkins
Karen was born in Melbourne in 1962. She was educated at Maroondah and then Monash University where she completed an Arts Degree. She then gained her Bachelor of Education from the Hawthorn Institute of Education and went on to teach in North-Western Victoria for the next ten years.A self-taught artist, Karen has drawn and painted all her life, but has also spent time droving and helping with the regular chores associated with life on a wheat and sheep farm. In 1996, Karen moved to Sydney and began to paint full time, excited by the vistas and huge expanses of water after the red flatness of the Mallee.Karens subject matter changes constantly, including still life and images reflecting her former life on the land. She prefers painting with acrylic as this allows her to paint as quickly as the ideas and thoughts come to her. Karen doesnt like to label her style but, if pushed, refers to it as whimsical. She cites everyday life as her inspiration and infuses a sense of meaning into places and objects, which transforms the ordinary into the wonderful. They often have a surreal, dream-like quality.Adding to an impressive list of awards she has achieved, Karen won the Personal Narrative Painting Prize in the North Sydney Art Prize 2003 with her painting titled The Fairytale Wedding.
'I'm A Big Girl Now!'
Media:
Acrylic on canvas
Price:
$990 AUD
Image Size:
61cm by 46cm
Stock no:
26189
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'Potential'
Media:
Acrylic on canvas
Price:
$800 AUD
Image Size:
40cm by 50cm
Stock no:
26188
"In Our Dreams We Fly"
Media:
Acrylic on canvas
Price:
$2200 AUD
Image Size:
101cm by 76cm
Stock no:
26095
'Seek Solace In The Sky'
Media:
Acrylic on canvas
Price:
$990 AUD
Image Size:
61cm by 46cm
Stock no:
25975
'Stillness In Motion'
Media:
Acrylic on canvas
Price:
$990 AUD
Image Size:
61cm by 46cm
Stock no:
25974
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'Seat Of Power'
Media:
Acrylic on canvas
Price:
$1390 AUD
Image Size:
61cm by 76cm
Stock no:
25973
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'Princeling'
Media:
Acrylic on canvas
Price:
$1390 AUD
Image Size:
61cm by 76cm
Stock no:
25972
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'Lagomorph Gothic II'
Media:
Acrylic on canvas
Price:
$990 AUD
Image Size:
61cm by 46cm
Stock no:
25968
'Just Different…Not Scary!'
Media:
Acrylic on canvas
Price:
$990 AUD
Image Size:
61cm by 51cm
Stock no:
25967
'I Think Today Will Be Better'
Media:
Acrylic on canvas
Price:
$1390 AUD
Image Size:
76cm by 61cm
Stock no:
25918
'Big Bunny'
Media:
Acrylic on canvas
Price:
$990 AUD
Image Size:
61cm by 46cm
Stock no:
25688
"Fragility"
Media:
Acrylic on canvas
Price:
$1500 AUD
Image Size:
91cm by 61cm
Stock no:
25649
'Impetuous'
Media:
Acrylic on canvas
Price:
$1500 AUD
Image Size:
61cm by 91cm
Stock no:
25483
'In The Distance'
Media:
Acrylic on canvas
Price:
$1500 AUD
Image Size:
61cm by 92cm
Stock no:
25477
'My Love Is Bigger Than The Sky'
Media:
Acrylic on canvas
Price:
$1500 AUD
Image Size:
61cm by 91cm
Stock no:
25192