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.
Portraiture is also a passion and challenge in Karen's artwork.


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"Te Awhiorangi & Orbell"
(Father & Son Resident
Takahē  at Zealandia)
Original Available

Original Available 

"Weaving Dreams"
Original Available


Hope & Sons Award Painting

Absolutely thrilled to have my latest pastel painting "Do My Legs Look Long in This?
exhibiting at the annual Tasman National Art Awards, held at the Mapua Community Hall until 7th October.
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Master Scratchboard Artist (MSA)
International Society of Scratchboard Artists

Distinguished Member (DPANZ)

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