Wildlife paintings, portraits & pet portraits by New Zealand Artist Karen Neal

Karen Rankin Neal is a Scratchboard & Pastel Artist, based in Marlborough, New Zealand.

Karen's passion for wildlife and nature shines through in her artwork, producing highly detailed wildlife studies in two very different mediums, Scratchboard and Pastel. Combining her artwork with a love of photography, she enjoys visiting predator-free islands and bird sanctuaries, and often spends many hours capturing the essence of New Zealand’s wonderful native birds.  Through her artwork, Karen supports several conservation groups including those who are working tirelessly to ‘bring back the birds’ to New Zealand.



Upcoming Exhibitions



I'm honoured to be inclded in a group exhibition with 3 other very talented bird artists!
It will be held at the Orion Powerhouse Gallery in Akaroa,
kindly hosted and curated by Bryan & Nancy Tichborne




Latest Artworks...

"Back from The Brink" (New Zealand Takahe)
Scratchboard & Iridescent Inks

Tasman National Art Awards Mapua 2019

Delighted to have won a Merit Award in the Tasman National Art Awards 2019
being held in the Mapua Community Hall, until 12th October




"Boss... Incoming"
(New Zealand Tui) in Pastel

New Zealand tui bird painting



Master Scratchboard Artist (MSA)
International Society of Scratchboard Artists



Artist Member (APANZ)






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