My name is Kathy Karas and this is my first blog entry. I am an Aussie artist and have been painting for most of my life. I first took up my paintbrush as a full time artist about 17 years ago during the folk art craze but a few years ago decided that I needed to expand my horizons and started going to painting workshops in watercolour , pastel and oils. Well as soon as I got into oils I was hooked and now spend most days attempting to create paintings in this medium. I see my artwork taking me in 2 different directions as I still have quite a following for my craft art which I sell on ebay , bear shows and a website that I set up some years ago www.kathy-karas-artist.com but I am also gaining recognition for my oil paintings some of which can be seen on www.artwhatson.com.au/kathykaras so as you can see finding time to accomplish all of my goals can sometimes be quite a juggling act at the best of times ! However I am so enjoying this that I wanted to share my work with others . I hope that you enjoy seeing my paintings and would like to hear any comments . I aim to add to this blog on a regular basis so keep watching if you are interested.