Inspired Artist Feature: Karen Roberts

I think you know another artists work is special when you purchase a piece for yourself

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A few years ago before I started working with local galleries, I walkedKaren Roberts 2 into Gatakers Artspace to see their latest exhibitions. I didn’t get far passed the front door before I was completely captivated by a group of incredible sculpted angles. As a lover of vintage and long time op-shopaholic, I LOVED all the vintage pieces that Karen Roberts had combined to create her unique angles.

Each one had it’s own sweet personality. They were made up of carefully sculptured little faces and bodies made from all sorts of wonderful treasures that Karen had found in her travels.  It was hard to choose just one, but eventually a little angel came home with me.

Fast forward a year and I am working at the Regional Gallery in Hervey Bay.  A lady walked in with bright red hair, a rainbow of coloured clothing and a beaming smile. She was just gorgeous I couldn’t take my eyes off her!  She introduced herself as Karen, an artist who had moved from Darwin and was looking for places to display her art in the Fraser Coast.  As she opened her bag and pulled out her artworks to show me my eyes lit up! This was the artist who’s work had enchanted me. I excitedly told I already owned her work and she was thrilled.

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This was the start of my love affair  with Karen’s work, which I love even more now that I know her in person. She has a generosity of spirit and freely shares her knowledge and passion with others. I think Karen is a lot like her art, one of a kind, exuberant, colourful and I am sure she has little wings tucked away somewhere too!


I later found Karen also makes divine mermaid cushions and paints as well (talk about being greedy when God handed out talent).


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Karen is a very active part of the local arts scene in the Fraser Coast. She runs workshops and is part of the Regional Arts and Tutors group as well as Artslink. She inspires many with her prolific ability to create new artworks. A visit to Karen’s Workshop is a treat. All her creatures are coming to life among the seemingly endless shelves of colorful materials, beads, paints and vintage treasures.

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Karen’s work can be seen and purchased at Gatakers Artspace and The Regional Gallery. For Brisbane based fans of her work, pop into Aspire Gallery to see her creations.

Pop over to her Facebook Page to see her latest creations, there is something new there every week and it is always a treat to meet her latest creature.







“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people” – Leo Burnett

Indykii photo shoot

My partner Stefan’s clever 12 year old daughter Imogen has opened her own online shop. It has been an exciting time for her finding clothes and accessories she loves to stock her shop with.

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And for me its been wonderful to be able to share my knowledge and help her achieve her dreams by creating her online shop and webpage.

I think it is so important that girls know that they can achieve anything they put their heart and soul into from an early age.

Today we had some fun in between rain showers and headed to one of my fave spots in Maryborough to take some pics for her Instagram account.  We had hoped the horses would play nice and star in the pics, but they were nowhere to be seen. ( next time remember carrots!)


fashion photography Hervey Bay

fashion photography Hervey Bay