Karen King has been teaching painting and drawing since 1990 and just loves the creativity and relaxation it brings her. Karen has exhibited in many art exhibitions on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane and is an active member of the Pastel Association of Australia, Kenilworth Arts Council Inc, Bribie Island Community Arts Group, Hinterland Artists, Collaboration of Maleny Artists as well as the Maleny Fine Art Group.
An award winning artist with more than 20 years painting experience teaching on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and surrounding rural districts. A published artist who had co-authored an art book as well has having several of her paintings and editorials published by internationally distributed art magazines.
Karen is a Senior Support Teacher with Chroma Australia Pty Ltd Teacher Support Program for many years and now managers and oversees the program. Karen also works closely with Jim Cobb, owner and chemist of Chroma Artist Paints, testing and sampling new paints and mediums. Coming from a commercial teaching environment in her early working career has given her many of her teaching skills allowing her the ability to teach people of varying painting levels even those who have absolutely no previous painting experience.
"Teaching and painting are my passion and my philosophy is that you do not need to be “gifted” or have a “natural ability” to create beautiful art. Painting and drawing are teachable art forms and I can teach you how to achieve your goals at a pace, which best suits you and your ability. Painting is a passion and no matter if you want to paint or draw for pleasure or professionally you will need some help along the way to get there and I am here to assist you in your painting journey".
No matter if it is oils, acrylics, watercolour or pastels we use them all. Teaching and working in all styles and mediums and experimenting with new ideas and products is certainly challenging but produces a creative and productive environment and opens up new horizons.
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
Teaching since 1999
AWARDS / RECOGNITION
2000 - Silver Award Teacher Level SCDFAA
2000 - Encouragement Award Teacher Level SCDFAA
2001 - Silver Award Australiana SCDFAA
2001 - Bronze Award SCDFAA
2001 - Supreme Award Advanced SCDFAA
2001 - Viewer’s Choice Teachers Level SCDFAA
2001 - Viewer’s Choice Australiana Advanced SCDFAA
2005 - First Prize Sunshine Coast Show
2006 - Highly Commended Sunshine Coast Show
2007 - Highly Commended Maleny Show
2007 - Third Prize Maleny Show
2007 - First Prize Maleny Show
2008 - Third Prize Sunshine Coast Show
2010 - Highly Commended Sunshine Coast Show
2019 - Third Prize Sunshine Coast Show