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Monday, June 10, 2013

New Zealand Artist, Really, I know someone in New Zealand!

What Time Is It In New Zealand?
 I do not know Sam I Am,
but my guest poster for today definitely knows.

Let me introduce you to Karen Johnston of New Zealand!

I met Karen during Leslie Saeta's 30 marketing ideas in 30 days.
In fact one of the challenges was to give away some type of art, 
a print, note cards, calendars, or a painting.

I signed up for Karen's beautiful painting "Thistles"
and I won it!
 I can't wait for it to get here.
But it's coming from New Zealand, so it could take a while.

Any whooo - Karen has been painting for a while and I love her work.
 So let me introduce you to her and then you'll know an artist in New Zealand too.
Ya gotta love the internet,

Isn't she cute!

My name is Karen Johnston, I am a painter living in New Zealand. I started painting over 20 years ago and have had many  teachers along the way! 

Oil is my favourite medium then pastel and graphite. I am learning all the time and loving every minute of it! The subjects I paint vary, I love flowers, landscapes, still life and animals. My work is the product of inspiration, so whatever I’m painting the emotional connection is essential. If I can pass on my feeling and people feel inspired after viewing my work, I’m happy!
I joined Daily Paintworks in 2011 and paint a small painting most days, I also joined Leslie Saeta’s 30 Day painting challenge earlier this year. I have met so many wonderful inspiring artists I would never have known otherwise.

Standing in the Morning Sun

is a 6" x 6" oil and isn't he posing for us?

He's available on her website.

Click here to visit Karen's website. 

She has a stunning dunes painting on her homepage you just have to see.

Click here to visit Karen's blog

Check out her blog, you can almost hear her accent in the writing.
And she shows you some interesting stuff about painting,
and she has paintings of animals we seldom see.

So many reasons to start following Karen. 


  1. Karen's work is just wonderful, I follow her on facebook and love seeing her new works. Lucky you to win one of her paintings. I have never visited her blog however and I am on my way. Thank you Sharon for directing me and for sharing another wonderful artist with the world.

  2. Doesn't she have a beautiful style. I always look forward to her new works. We are so lucky to be able to view so many wonderful works of art with a click of the mouse.


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I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.