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 included in a group exhibition with 3 other very talented bird artists!
Unfortunately due to our national lockdown, the exhibition was cancelled, the virtual exhibition can be viewed online at
Akaroa Powerhouse Gallery's website

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

New Zealand tui bird painting

Delighted to have won Highly Commended in the 2020 Purely Pastel national exhibition.
The exhibition will go ahead following our release from the lockdown, at the Dunedin Railway Art Gallery, dates to be confirmed.

Master Scratchboard Artist (MSA)
International Society of Scratchboard Artists

Artist Member (APANZ)

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