“Quietly as I sit, I paint places in my dreams, knowing that dreams can not be taken away from me”…… This young boy, at the tender age of 10 years old sits in a corner of Preah Khan temple, Cambodia, painting beautiful scenes in water colour.

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I’m one lucky lady who lives on a remote tropical island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Inspired by the surrounding beauty above and below, I took up photography as a hobby several years go. This has now turned out to be an all consuming passion, driven by the desire to promote the Cocos (Keeling) Islands the only way I know, through my eyes and lens.

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  • KBritt
    KBritt12 months ago

    Wow – amazing child… wonderful capture, Karen!

  • Thank you :) He was such a beautiful child :)

    – Karen Willshaw

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB12 months ago

    July 10, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much Teresa for choosing this image as a feature xx

    – Karen Willshaw

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devine12 months ago

    Another superb mono portrait, Karen.

  • Thanks so much Bette :) xx

    – Karen Willshaw

  • Julie  White
    Julie White12 months ago

    superbly captured Karen.

  • Thanks Julie :)

    – Karen Willshaw

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