My name is Karen Gale-McAtear, I'm a qualified hairdresser from Auckland and an aspiring artist from a very young age. I have worked with watercolours, oils, acrylics and mixed media. My passion is to show and express the wonders of flora and fauna in my art, and more recently to bring to life the beauty found in birds. Nature inspires my work with recent focus being the use of coloured pencils and acrylic ink to create and produce the finer details of nature's beauty and solace. I have showcased my work with private exhibitions, commissions, and competing in WOW.