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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010


I have just completed this beautiful Christmas painting ..each year I like to do a couple Christmas paintings for my collectos . This will be the last one for 2010 . It features the bears of Kathy's Cottage all gathering to trim the tree , wrap presents and spend some time together getting into the spirit of the festive season...The Bears would like to " Bear a hearty Greeting to all who follow this blog and thankyou to everyone who has taken the time to leave a comment and to those who now have another piece of Kathy's art in their homes ...a big hug to you all ....
This painting is available on ebay at the moment ...SORRY SOLD

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


A lovely photo album that I painted as a special order last week .


I was delighted to be asked to do a painting of my friend's lovely horse recently. Sammy holds a special place in her heart as she raised him from a baby . I would have to say that he has the kindest eyes that I have seen on a horse and I was pleased to be able to capture that in the painting.

Friday, November 26, 2010


Hello everyone ,
I have just finished painting this teddy painting . Each year I like to do at least one special painting for my collectors. This one is very sweet . It features two bears ..Mama bear is wearing her best white Christmas dress and has purple hydrangea in her hair ..she is holding little Lila who is wearing her lilac dress and white bloomers . They are sitting in front of ' Bear Cottage' with two Christmas trees adorned with bright stars on each. I have painted the original antique frame in antique white to complete the Christmas theme.
The size is 19 inches x 24 inches ..the painting is available for auction or purchase on ebay . SORRY SOLD

Friday, November 19, 2010


My friend Salwa has just begun her new blog  please call by her blog to see some stunning paintings and learn more about this beautiful artist .

Sunday, November 14, 2010


My current exhibition ' FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA '  is now on at Morrellis Wines ,Berry , NSW.
Morrellis Wines is nestled in one of the many peaceful and untouched valleys that can be found on the NSW South Coast . Great wine, amazing views and the sounds of nature are just some of the delights .
The art gallery is situated within the wine tasting room . My paintings along with paintings by fellow artist Salwa Woodroffe will be displayed from now until 18th December .

Friday, October 22, 2010


Hi everyone,
You can now order prints and greeting cards of my paintings from

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


My friend Marijke has a fabulous exhibition at THE PALM HOUSE , Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney from 9-22 November .

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Our dear little dog Monty ( on right) went to doggy heaven last week..we are all upset but he had a good 11 1/2 years wih us and had the best life a dog could have ..RIP chasing butterflies in heaven

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I received a highly commended award for my painting ' BANKSIA' at the Berry Landcare exhibition recently

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Hi everyone ,
Well at last our new house has been started .After much planning and red tape the excavations were done last week and with fingers crossed the concrete slab should be laid this week ...only about 5 months to wait for my new studio . I feel a bit lost without my paints and easel set up and have been slacking off while all the house organising is happening but yaye I am off to do some plein air painting on Tuesday with some painting buddies ..sooo looking forward to it . I hope to finish off a couple of pieces for my ebay store by the end of the week..cheers to all

Thursday, September 23, 2010


  My painting group ' The Plein Air Girls' are are having our first group exhibition in October . We are quite a unique group of ladies who enjoy a few days away several times a year so that we can just concentrate on our painting , catching up with each other and generally have lot of fun. Each of us have our own style of painting..some paint in watercolour, some oils and acrylic and others in pastel . If you can come and have a look at our exhibition  you will be pleasantly surprised by the works created from our travels

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I have just painted 3 cute little teddy trinket boxes and have them listed on ebay at the moment ...

Friday, August 20, 2010


Hello everyone ,
I must apologise to all who follow my blog for not blogging for a while . We have sold our house and have moved in with our daughter , son in law and beautiful baby granddaughter while we wait for our new house to be built. It is quite an exciting time for us but eventually it will be lovely to move into a new home. I am looking forward to a lovely studio space where I can paint with morning sun streaming in through the windows and beautiful views of spectacular surrounding mountain ranges ...what great inspiration for an artist ! ..will post picks soon for you all to see..

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Kathy's Exhibition

                                   An exhibition of paintings by Kathy Karas
                       Inspired by people, places and pastimes living on the coast
                           THE MINNAMURRA GENERAL STORE CAFE
                                     1a Rangoon Street Minnamurra. NSW

                                           19th July - 17th August 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010


I have just finished this lovely painting called ' Childhood Days' .The frame is antique measuring 97cm x 48cm (38" x 19" )...Available in my ebay store.. $450..Hugs to all...SORRY SOLD
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Please visit my friend Rosarita's blogs and website to see her beautiful bears . Her site is so lovely to read with lots of interesting articles and pictures .
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Saturday, June 12, 2010


I have just completed this painting of a girl reading to her little dog
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Hi everyone ,
sorry I have been so busy painting for an exhibition next month and have neglected my blog . Bit by bit I am getting there , spending most days at the easel painting from photos that I have taken for reference material and am only now getting around to painting . I have to say that it has been fun although I have had to neglect my teddy customers to put in the hours into these artworks . I have just finished this one in oil and titled it ' Home Stretch ' was almost going to be called ' Round the Bend ' as I did struggle with some of the angles . However I am quite pleased with the finished work and am happy with the impressionistic style that I am trying to achieve ..albiet my own brand of impressionism !
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Monday, May 31, 2010


This is my latest painting ..I have painted this lovely bear design onto the front of this beautiful antique trunk . it is listed on ebay at the moment where you can see a full description with more photos ..cheers, :-) SORRY SOLD

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Another lighthouse painting done plein air while away at Norah Head lighthouse.
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A painting that I finished recently of fishing boats in the harbour called ' All Tied Up' . I am spending a lot of time at the easel these days much to be done in this half of the year getting ready for exhibitions later on . Looking forward to a trip to see the Archibald's at the gallery of NSW ..the year isn't quite complete if I miss out on seeing this fabulous portrait exhibition ..
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Friday, May 21, 2010


I tried out a different technique painting these banksia that grow beautifuly near the lighthouse.
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A watercolour of the cottage looking up the hill from the lighthouse
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This was a quick painting of the lighthouse before the light faded late afternoon on the day of arrival at Norah head
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I did this painting 'plein air' while away at Norah Head . It was a wild afternoon. I just completed the painting as the rain started and then there was a frantic pack up of easel and paints . We all got soaked but it was satisfying to get my painting done.
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Hello everyone,
I have recently returned from a fabulous painting trip to Norah Head lighthouse on the NSW central coast . eight of us Plein Air Girls stayed in the historical lighthouse keeper's cottage. We go on these trips away 2 or 3 times a year and we always have a great time ..spending time in lovely locations with like minded friends. We all take turns at choosing and organizing the location..this time Anny did the honours and what a great choice !. Highlights of the holiday were scouting around the area for good painting spots with camera in hand, watching the sun setting on the lighthouse while sipping wine on the verandah of the cottage , enjoying great food and rolling about laughing as some of the characters of the group shared tales and stories in the evening. It was interesting to go on a tour of the lighthouse and climb to the very top ..what a view ! We all enjoyed painting various views and aspects of this lovely area and the 4 days went by way too quickly..Oh well now back to reality ..still painting for an exhibition in July and October ..never a dull moment !