• Karen Tanner

Karen Tanner

Karen lives and works in the Port Hacking region of Sydney and works as a designer, sculptor and painter. 

She uses a wide range of materials and techniques to express her creative ideas, including, but not limited to; limestone, soapstone, bronze casting, welding, soldered wire, silk and watercolour. 

More recently, Karen’s works have included sculptural forms using wire and natural light, or feature lighting, to create a cascade of images. 

Karen has successfully participated in many solo and group exhibitions and has sold her work throughout Australia and Internationally. 

Her formal training is in Graphic Art. (School of Fine Arts, Sydney).  

Her post graduate training include:

  • Certificate II Engineering (welding) 
  • Metal forging 
  • Foundry Metal Casting 
  •  Sculpture I, II, III 


Karen has always loved a challenge and constantly questions how to express her creative ideas. She metamorphoses to a state of creative consciousness, away from the pressures of daily life, to create her artworks.  

Contact – 0409 159640

Karen Tanner

Karen’s training and background is in Graphic Arts. She is an accomplished Painter and Sculptor. Her current focus is the creation of two dimensional drawings with wire. As a painter she uses charcoal, water based inks and oil pastels on silk .

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Recently Karen has enjoyed creating two dimensional wire artworks.

Karen’s formal training is in the field of Graphic Arts. She is Certificate II trained in Engineering and has a Certificate III qualification in Sculpting. She has undertaken courses in Ornamental Blacksmithing and Foundry metal casting.

Karen’s work has evolved over the years and is based on a strong sense of personal imagery with associated sensitivity to materials and processes. Karen is constantly striving to develop the resonances between ideas, processes and materials.

She is always seeking new ideas while working with a variety of materials, and uses different techniques to express her creative capabilities.

Karen gains great pleasure, interacting with and sharing ideas with fellow artists. She regularly exhibits and has sold artworks nationwide and internationally.

Solo exhibitions include………

Crown Street Surry Hills (Barely There)

Australian Craft Show (Moore Park)

The Dome (Sydney Showground)

Floriade (Canberra)

ABC Garden Show

Metal in Motion (Sassafrass Creek Gallery, Kurrajong)

Bundanoon Autumn Festival (Arthur Boyd Studio)

Ongoing exhibitions at Berry Markets and Kiama Fire Station.

Art and Craft exhibitions at Oatley, Kings College, St Joseph’s College, Waverley College.

Camden Fine Art Gallery.

Group exhibitions (Arcadian Artists)

Meet with Karen Tanner at the NEXT EXHIBITION & ART TRAIL: 09 - 10 NOV 2019

A unique exhibition... Eight working studios... More than fifty Artists & Artisans... All on a meandering country drive...