Karen Hull

The Path of Hidden Blessings

 9x12 inches

Polychromos, Pablos, Luminance, a couple of Derwent Lightfast and Verithins on Xerox Nevertear paper

Own reference

Karen is a full-time artist who specialises in photorealistic work in a range of subjects and mediums, but particularly using Coloured pencils and mixed media. She  has Master status with the Pencil Art Society, CPX status with the Colored Pencil Society of America and is a Signature member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists along with several other organisations and societies. She is one of the Australian Ambassadors for the Swiss brand Caran D'ache. Her work can be found in both public and private collections around the world; she has illustrated two children's books for Hachette Australia and her artwork features on several coins commissioned for Coin Club of Australia. Karen is one of the founding members and President of the Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia. She also has a comprehensive range of step by step art tutorials available here

Karen also has a full length video class on creating Photorealistic Portraits in coloured pencil. Within the Craftsy platform you can interact with Karen, upload progress images of your own portrait and get individualised feedback and critiques. For more information on this class and Bluprint in general please click here.

Exhibitions and Awards

  • April 2019 - Realistic Portraits in Colored Pencil due for publication by Walter Foster books

  • March 2019 - featured in an article on 12 Contemporary Women Artists in the March issue of American Art Collector

  • January 2019 - Awarded Colored Pencil Artist of the Year by the Colored Pencil Magazine Annual awards

  • November 2018 - Finalist for Artist of the Year for the Colored Pencil Magazine annual art awards

  • November 2018 - Finalist for Instructor of the Year for the Colored Pencil Magazine annual art awards

  • November 2018 - work published in Strokes of Genius 10

  • September/October 2018 - UK workshop tour with Lisa Ann Watkins in Monmouth and Cumbria

  • February 2018 - One of the Founding Members and President of the Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia

  • February 2018 - Awarded the CPSA District Chapters Award for Exceptional Merit in Explore This! 14

  • April 2016 - US workshop tour with workshops in Washington, Texas and LA

  • September 2015 - Featured on the Floribunda 'They Made a Difference - Women of the Nepean Valley' Quilt

  • February 2015 'Pride' awarded 3rd Prize  February 2015 Australian Artist Magazine

  • Refuge - February 2015 Awarded Legion Paper Award for Distinction in the CPSA Explore this! 11 Exhibition

  • Refuge - February 2014 awarded CPSA District Chapters Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Explore This! 10 Exhibition

  • Aug 2013 one of four artists who are the first ever to be awarded Master Pencil Artist Status by the Pencil Art Society

  • 'Grandpa Elliott' juried in for the 2012 Coloured Pencil Society of America International Exhibition

  • The Light Within - Highly Commended Australian Guild of Realist Artists AAL Exhbition 2013

  • Grandpa Elliott - Commended Australian Guild of Realist Artists AAL Exhbition 2013

  • Grandpa Elliott - Finalist Favourite Subjects Australian Artist Magazine September 2012

  • Grandpa Elliott in Miniature - Most Innovative Work Australian Society of Miniature Art (NSW) National Awards Exhibition 2012

  • Strawberries and Cream Delight - People's Choice City of Parramatta Art Society Foundation Week Open Art Awards 2011

  • The Dear John Letter - Finalist Art Prize Challenge No. 45 Still Life and Florals Australian Artist Magazine September 2011

  • The Uninvited Guests - Third Prize Art Prize Challenge No. 44 Favourite Subjects Australian Artist Magazine June 2011

  • A Life Well Spent - Best Drawing Australian Society of Miniature Art (NSW) 2010 National Awards Exhibition

  • Weight of the World - Commended Watercolour Section Australian Society Miniature Art (NSW) 2008 National Awards Exhibition

  • Casanova - Best Oil Painting Australian Society Miniature Art (NSW) 2008 National Awards Exhibition 

  • Robin on a Rock - Second Miniature Art Section 2008 Sydney Easter Show Art Exhibition

  • Keeper of the Temple - Best Watercolour and Best in ShowAustralian Society of Miniature Art (NSW) 2007 National Awards Exhibition

 Publications:

  • April 2019 - Realistic Portraits in Colored Pencil due for publication by Walter Foster books

  • Artwork published in Strokes of Genius 10

  • Artworks featured in all editions of Ann Kullberg's Coloured Pencil Treasure Books

  • October 2015 - Article in Ann Kullberg's Color Magazine

  • August 2014 Front cover and article in Ann Kullberg's CP Magazine

  • February 2014  Art featured on the cover as well as in an 8 page article in Colored Pencil Magazine

  • 10 page article and front cover feature in the January 2013 edition of Australian Artist Magazine

  • 'Hoodie' Step by step tutorial featured in the November 2012 issue of Ann Kullberg's CP Magazine

  • 'Grandpa Elliott' was selected for the Coloured Pencil Magazine's 2013 Calendar

  • Artworks featured in all editions of Ann Kullberg's Coloured Pencil Treasure Books

  • Blog featured in the March 2012 Edition of Coloured Pencil Magazine 

Retrospection

9x12 inches

Polychromos, Pablos, Luminance and Verithins on black mat board. The reference is from Pixabay

Bill's Selfie

12x16 inches

Polychromos, Prismacolors, Verithins, Pablos, Coloursoft, Derwent Artists, Lyra Rembrandt and Bruynzeel pencils, along with some Faber Castell Pitt pens and a touch of white ink on Clairefontaine Pastelmat.

Reference provided with kind permission of Judith Crown and her Father Bill

Up the Creek

9x12 inches

Luminance, Polychromos, Pablos and Verithins on Grafix .003 double matte Drafting film

Own reference

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