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.

Current Exhibition


Hope & Sons Award Painting

Absolutely thrilled to have won 1st Prize at the Hope & Sons Art Awards in Dunedin for 2020
with "Aperture", a portrait in the Lace Moko series of my son.
The exhibition had a theme of "Shadows & Light"
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Master Scratchboard Artist (MSA)
International Society of Scratchboard Artists

Distinguished Member (DPANZ)

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