ABOUT

kathy_karas

Hi I'm Kathy Karas. I am a visual artist and teacher living and painting in the Illawarra area of NSW, Australia .

I work in a wide selection of media including oils, acrylic, watercolour and pencil. My style has certainly evolved over the years from craft to modern impressionist and most recently I have developed an interest in contemporary work.

My artworks reside in collections in Australia, France, UK, Japan and the United States and my work has been featured in Australian Artist and Artist Palette magazines.

I trained as an interior decorator in my early career and now enjoy life as a full-time artist.

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EXHIBITIONS

2016 - Scarborough Art Exhibition

2016 - Kiama Art Society Exhibition

2016  - Represented by Beachside Emporium, Kiama, NSW

2016 - Finalist James Kiwi Exhibition, Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW

2015 - Exhibited Matthew Gillett Gallery Exhibition, Scarborough, NSW

2015 - Solo Exhibition at 10 Thousand Paces Gallery, Bowral, NSW

2015 - Represented by 10 Thousand Paces Gallery, Bowral, NSW

2015 - Exhibited with Kiama Art Society and Shellharbour City Art Society, NSW

2014 - Exhibition at The Art House, Berry, NSW

2014 - Exhibited with Kiama Art Society, Shellharbour City Art Society and Kiama Art Trail, NSW

2013 - La Dolce Vita Solo Exhibition at Centro CBD Restaurant, Wollongong, NSW

2007 – 2013 - Exhibited Kiama Art Society, NSW

2010 - Plein Air Girls exhibition Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Nowra, NSW

2009 - Plein Air Girls Exhibition Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Nowra, NSW

1992- 2001  - Represented by Bellissima of Berry, NSW

1992- 2001  - Represented by Teddy Bear Collection, Wollongong, NSW

1992 – 2005 - Trade Fair Sydney Town Hall, NSW

1992 – 2005 - Trade Fair Melbourne, VIC

1992 – 2005 - Trade Fair Gold Coast, QLD

1992 – 2005 - Trade Fair Hobart, TAS

 

TRIPS & RETREATS

2016 - Facilitated Painting Retreat - Kangaroo Valley

2016 - Facilitated Painting Retreat - Kangaroo Valley

2016 - Facilitated Group Painting Trip to Italy

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIP

2015 - Finalist Illawarra Women in Business Awards

2014 - Finalist Meroogal Women’s Art Prize

2014 - Member of Kiama Art Trail

2014 - Finalist – Highly Commended Best Home based Business, Illawarra Women in Business Awards

2007 - Member of  The Plein Air Girls Painting Group - painting at Colo River, Little Hartley, Sofala, Central Coast, Vincentia and Lake Conjola, all in NSW

CLASSES & DEMONSTRATIONS

2016 - Art Classes at Tullimbar, NSW

2015 - Art Classes at Tullimbar,  NSW

2015 - Art Classes at Kiama Art Society, NSW

2015 - Art Classes at WEA Wollongong, NSW

2014 - Art Classes at Tullimbar, NSW

2014 - Art Classes at Kiama Art Society, NSW

2013  - Demonstrated at Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW

2013 - Classes at Tullimbar, NSW

2013 - Classes at Kiama Art Society, NSW