teaser of original artwork by karen rogers artist


In a nutshell the work explores and celebrates how we live by the sea.    I use Sand as a metaphor for shifting times, memories and nostalgia.   The paintings take you to the beach, along the promenade, and views from the cockpit in some of our favourite anchorages.        Along the way and upon reflection each painting added to the story of man’s relationship with and how we live by the water.  

We are living in one of the most pristine environments and how we decide to live by the sea, whether we go down the established architectural route or leave it to nature is one of the big decisions facings local communities up and down the coast.



I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the ongoing connection to country of the Kabi Kabi people, traditional custodians of this beautiful region, on which I work and live today.   I further pay my respects to their Elders past, present and future, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander coastal peoples.  



Water and the Colour Blue

“Space Walk” by Lemon Jelly (listened to at night under the stars)
Islands, headlands around The Whitsundays
Beaches and bush of Noosa National Park
Jungle habitat from Palm Islands to the Daintree and all the islands in between