Karen Rankin Neal
Karen has won several awards for both scratchboard and pastel, including the Supreme Award in the Nelson Art Awards, Runner-Up in the Peters Doig Marlborough Awards, and twice placing second in the national PANZ Pastel exhibitions.
“Art makes the impossible possible”.
Karen works primarily in Scratchboard, Pastel and Oils, from her Rarangi beachside studio. A passion for wildlife art and portraits.
Karen is one of 16 artists internationally to be juried in as a Master Scratchboard Artist (MSA) in 2014, and received a pastel honorary award in 2016 as PANZ Artist Member (APANZ).
Scratchboard is a process of etching with tools such as scalpel blades and tattoo needles, to remove the top surface of black Indian ink to expose the secondary layer of white kaolin clay underneath.