Saren Dobkins has been painting and drawing since 1986.
Originally from Zambia, C.Africa she currently resides in Australia. her work is bold, passionate and based on personal experiences that are translated to express a state of mind, a feeling and a moment in time.
Her work uses figures, sometimes quite abstracted, and sculptural in their weight within the canvas frame. With clear lines, strong uses of concentrated colour and strong shapes, her work can be seen as a continued reference to her heritage and need to communicate directly and cohesively with the viewer.

I am delighted to add that I have published a book of my art work entitled “Paintings” with the site If you would like to have a look at the book please do so and i would love to hear your feedback. I have included around 83 paintings spanning my work over 24 years. The book is divided into Themes to demonstrate how my work can be seen within these parameters. I hope you enjoy this venture into self-publishing in a way that living in this time has enabled an artist to just go out and do something independently.

I have my work on and would love for you to visit my blog An Illustrated Life

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  • Joined: October 2008


The doubt of exisitence

In a week the show will open. For the past few months it has been my guiding light, my end point, a reason to get up and paint each day. I enjoyed the sense of purpose, even though the exhibition itself wasn’t the motivation alone, it acted more as a gentle guiding voice at the back of my head. I dared not examine the work too harshly, for I would inevitably deem it unworthy, paint over it …
Posted almost 6 years – 4 comments

Connecting virtual gallery to real spaces

I’ve been painting quite consistently these past few months as I prepare for a major solo exhibition that will be opening on March 26th. It has been quite an intensive, engrossing time. But having this focus, this energy is everything I love about being an artist. When there is a purpose as well as a drive to create and extract the thoughts, images and emotions that exist within and propel …
Posted about 6 years – Leave a comment

Celebration Xmas Show

I would like to invite you and your friends to my upcoming show, Celebration. Opening as Sat 14th Dec from 4.00 – 6.00pm, at the Cambridge Studio Gallery, 52 Cambridge St, Collingwood, VIC. Show is on from Dec 11th – 18th. / It is a group show, six artists altogether and I will be showing six works. My works are about Nature, especially the elements of water and earth play an importan…
Posted about 6 years – 2 comments

Exhibition in a Hurry

Well this was a bolt from the blue. I received a phone call yesterday morning from a fellow who has a wonderful bakery which has a gallery attached. He said if I was ready to bring my work round today as my show was opening tomorrow. Umm, i didn’t know anything about this, couldn’t recall ever having set a date or seen the space or anything. He was sure he’d spoken to me about i…
Posted about 7 years – 6 comments
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