About

Karen Stephens is an Australian artist practicing in the field of contemporary landscape painting.

Engaging compositions, spatial construction and colour, Karen focuses less on the object and more on the sensed experience of landscape by taking an object from reality and refining it into abstraction or through a naive lens, to produce an improvised felt experience.

Re-imagining landscape both acknowledges the Western Canon and disrupts the typical wide open, horizon, sky, land perspective of remote landscape to concentrate on how the relationship with place can resonate within the artist to form unique translations with painting.

Karen is represented by GALA Gallery Rockhampton, Queensland.