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


Monochrome Pastel 600x900mm, on Clairfontaine Pastelmat

Max is my brother, currently residing in Melbourne, Australia.
The beard is a recent addition and I loved a reference photo Max's partner Ra took on her phone, and I just had to paint it!
The phone photo was a very small file, so there was a lot of brother-sister relationship memories involved in this painting evolving.

This painting is now available at the Bryce Gallery, Christchurch

Myself with the painting still on the easel, to show the scale

Pastel Portrait by New Zealand artist Karen Neal

"Max" was awarded Highly Commended

The PANZ annual national exhibition was this year held in Mapua, Tasman.
I was delighted to bring home 3 awards from this show with two monochrome pastel portraits. "Max", a portrait of my brother was awarded Highly Commended (second place), and he was also voted People's Choice, always a humbling award.
Max is framed with a non-reflect TruVu UV glass

PANZ national pastel exhibition

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