Artist Bio: Karol Oakley

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Artist Bio - Karol Oakley

Karol Oakley Master Pastellist, Pastel Society of Australia Inc. Karol is a professional Australian Artist living in South east Queensland. This artist is known for a strong representational style of painting; with water a favourite subject to paint. She also paints landscapes, portraits and still life with as much attention to detail, whilst retaining that painterly realist style that Karol'€™s work is recognised for. It is the medium of pastel that remains her first love and the medium from which her many awards have been won.

Karol is a recognised master pastellist of over 12 years standing, and a member of the Pastel Society of Australia. She was awarded a painting scholarship from the Pastel Society of America in 2010. A sought after tutor, Karol travels frequently teaching pastel painting to art groups through out the state and overseas with painting tours to the Greek Islands and Norfolk Island. She also tutors at McGregor Summer School in Toowoomba Queensland.

A multi award winning artist, Karol has paintings held in public and private collections in Australia and over seas. She has been part of fourteen exhibitions over the last twenty-two years. The last exhibition was as part of the Mackay 150 years Celebration Exhibition at Artspace Mackay Regional Gallery. There have been articles written about Karol'€™s paintings in publications such as, Australian Artist magazine, Pastel Artist International, Expressions Magazine, The Pastel Society of Australia Newsletter and Hues Magazine from the Australian Guild of Realist Artists. Her paintings can be viewed all year at the following galleries: Caloundra Fine Art and Framing Gallery, Kawana, Landsborough Galleries, Landsborough, Nimue Art at Kingaroy and Gallery Beneath at Mooloolaba QLD.

PO BOX 651, NANANGO QLD 4615 Email: karoloakley@westnet.com.au Phone 041 902 3841

My Artshow Awards

Artshow: Knox Art Exibition
Award: Highly Commended