Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Karen Atkins Wins Award

Karen was recently awarded the "North Sydney Council Open Prize" judged by Ann Cape. Karen was a joint winner. The sheer whimsy of Karen's paintings invokes memories and are always great fun, she truly is a wonderful narrative artist.



"Alice in Gondwanaland"



"The Great Race"



"DASH" 30X40cms



"Voyage of Discovery"
21x42cms


A big smile from the cheshire cat almost blending into the background, and Alice's "uniform" of the blue dress and apron, this little painting is a delight with the textured sky with layers and layers of colours, then you have the quirky kangaroo being nursed by Alice.


More whimsical work with humour shown in "The Great Race" and the tumbling dog and yes - its batman (or batboy). The images of DASH and the Great Race are little gems with great colour and spontaneity. Its lovely to see the countryside with the little white flowers peppered here and there. "Voyage of Discovery" - this one is for the sailors, the little goose with a crown on its head - perhaps keeping watch? but wait - is that Batboy again? what fun it would be to be on board this boat!

2 comments:

Polly Jones said...

I've really enjoyed the variety and quality of the work you showcase! Glad to know of this wonderful place.

Janet K @ Manly Gallery said...

Thanks Polly - appreciate you calling over to have a look at our BLOG.