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Vincent Van Spot admires the portrait that won his mistress Karol Oakley the top "Pastellist Of The Year" award at this year's PSA Winter Competition

South Burnett And Cherbourg On ShowOctober 3, 2014

Award-winning South Burnett artist Karol Oakley will be opening a new exhibition at Kingaroy’s Nimue Gallery on Saturday morning, October 3.

The exhibition will feature 90 new pastel works Karol has created to help raise funds to attend a world pastellist’s conference at Monterey in the USA.

In July, Karol’s painting of her pet dog Vincent Van Spot, which she entered in this year’s Pastel Society of Australia Winter Competition, was awarded Best in Show.

Karol was also awarded Pastellist Of The Year by the Society – the top honour the PSA can bestow.

Karol is a Master Pastellist and has been a member of the Pastel Society of Australia for more than 20 years.

She supports the PSA by entering competitions, teaching workshops, demonstrating at meetings, jurying and critiquing for members.

She also paints still lifes, portraits and florals, and says she “paints from life as much as possible”.

The Nimue Gallery is located in King Street, Kingaroy (immediately next to the Carrollee Hotel) and it will be unveiling Karol’s new exhibition between 11:00am and 2:00pm.

Admission is free, refreshments will be provided and all works are for sale.

After the opening, the exhibition will remain on display Tuesdays from noon to 3:30pm; Wednesdays from 10:00am to 1:30pm; Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00am to 3:30pm; and Saturdays from 10:00am to 1:30pm until the end of October

Flashback: Nanango artist Karol Oakley receives First Prize in the ‘Still Life’ category from judge Raelene Sharp for "Hydrangeas" at last year's PSA Winter Competition in Brisbane (Photo: Clive Ng)

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