A Life Well Spent by Karen  Hull

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7cm x 9cm Miniature Art done with graphite on drafting film, featuring a wonderful character who can be found drawing and painting away in a cave at The Rocks in the heart of Sydney. He kindly gave his blessings for me to take some photos of him while he worked, so I could use them as reference photos.

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Full time artist and illustrator, specialising in realistic images in a range of mediums, but particularly favouring coloured pencils.

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  • drawing4art
    drawing4artabout 5 years ago

    Looks like a real character Karen and what a place to have a studio,lucky devil! Your piece does him great justice methinks.

  • Thank you so much Vic. I would rather have air conditioning, good lighting and a nice comfy chair, but I take my hat off to him and he certainly gets wonderful exposure.

    – Karen Hull

  • Raph
    Raphabout 5 years ago

    Spent… a life well spent. It’s the kind of concept that drives me mad. How do we decide the value in what we do?

  • The value in what we do is: expressing our creativity and sharing this creativity with others, thereby bringing them joy and inspiration and most important of all enjoying the process, so that you feel you are spending your life well!!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • katymckay
    katymckayabout 5 years ago

    Karen ..this is wonderful..as usual…how kind of him to let you take photos..does he get many visitors to this intriguing studio ??

  • It is an open cave in an area that is extremely popular with visitors and tourists, especially on the weekends,, so I would imagine he gets a constant stream of visitors, which would drive me nuts, but he doesn’t seem to mind.

    – Karen Hull

  • Bridie Flanagan
    Bridie Flanaganabout 5 years ago

    As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. leonardo da vinci… beautiful Karen. It brought this quote to mind.

  • I LOVE this quote Bridie – thank you!!!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darabout 5 years ago

    v nice my dear lovely

  • Thank you so very much Bobby!!! :)

    – Karen Hull

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainabout 5 years ago

    Such a stunning & unique portrait, FAntastic & fabulous

  • Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful words – much appreciated!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseabout 5 years ago

    As always – beautifully captured by your outstanding talent Karen – simply wonderful!

  • Thank you so much Sharon – no closeup on the eyes this time, but I felt like doing something different xx

    – Karen Hull

  • Deirdre  Lee
    Deirdre Leeabout 5 years ago

    wonderful!!! :-)

  • Thank you so much Deidre!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKabout 5 years ago

    This is fantastic Karen

  • Thank you so much Jacqui – I’m thrilled that you like it!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 5 years ago

    Love it, a real slice of life work.

  • Thank you so much Jim – I always appreciate your comments!!

    – Karen Hull

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