Karen Foster


Karen Foster specialises in Landscape and Naive art. At present her favourite subjects include animals and circus performers.

In 1988, Karen attended the Melbourne Photographic College. From 1994 to 2000, she studied Visual Art at Stanley Street Art College, and O’Halloran Hill Art College majoring in Sculpture, Drawing and Painting. In 2002, Karen attended further courses in drawing and experimented with Bronze casting at the Norwood Central School of Art.

KAREN FOSTER Captain Frodos

Whilst living in Adelaide, Karen taught sculptural candle making at WEA and Adelaide University. She also experimented with natural fibre sculpture and exhibited her work as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Her sketches capture images of people and animals in places such as cities, festivals, cafes, and on bus and ferries.

From 1990 to the present day, Karen has travelled extensively throughout Australia documenting city and country life through drawing and photography.

The Saints

Karen has been influenced by many artist including Hokusai, Van Gogh, Bill Leak, Toulouse-Lautrec, Margaret Olley, Marie Laurencin, William Turner, and Matisse.

Her goal is to encourage individual expression, optimism and a pervasive sense of curiosity of the world and people around us.


Selected Exhibitions
 2012/2010 Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular QLD
 2012 The Blue Parrot Gallery- Solo Exhibition Macleay Is QLD
 2011 Gympie Gold Rush Festival Art Show-Runner Up QLD
 2010 Sanctuary Cove Art Festival QLD
 2008/2011 Darcy Doyle Art Awards- QLD
 2008 Tattersall’s Landscape Prize-Finalist
 2007 Art of the Body Visual Art Competition Eumundi QLD
 2007 Cooroy Butter factory Art Exhibition QLD