Karen Bloomfield

With 2 artworks in the collection of the Australian Embassy in Kabul, Bloomfield (FASMA, RAS) is one of a select group of Australian artists chosen to represent Australian Art in International Embassies.

Bloomfield, Exhibiting Artist with the Royal Art Society of NSW and Fellow of the Australian Society of Marine Artists (ASMA), is regularly exhibited in some of Australia’s most prestigious art awards.

Represented in several east coast galleries, Bloomfield has created a brand for herself through two distinctive mediums: Industrial oil paintings on canvas; and Australian Wildlife in charcoal & ink on plywood. Her recent melding of the styles has been termed ‘Reductionist Pop’.

Bloomfield’s work peppers collections throughout Australia, Amsterdam, the U.K., Hong Kong, China, Ireland & Afghanistan.

I believe that my role as an artist is to capture and preserve society in this very moment and to garnish this captured moment with my own filters, wit, emotions and beliefs.

It is in this way I share my vision of how I perceive that simple, mundane, ugly and unexpected things may be viewed to be beautiful or, at the very least, engaging. It is my desire to encourage the growth that comes from seeing more than one viewpoint – in everything.

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Awards & Achievements

2020 Finalist Stanthorpe Art Prize
2019 Winner Australian Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) Presidents Medal
2019, 2018, 2016 Finalist ANL Maritime Art Awards
2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014 Finalist Gosford Art Prize
2019, 2018, 2016 Finalist Hunters Hill Art Prize
2019 Finalist Bayside (NSW) Art Award
2018 Finalist Fisher’s Ghost Art Awards
2018 Finalist Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award
2018 Finalist The Blake Art Prize
2017 Finalist, Special Commendation ANL Maritime Art Awards
2016 Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Award
2016 Finalist Paddington Art Prize
2014 Finalist St George Art Awards
2014 Finalist SHE
2013 Finalist Hornsby Art Prize