karin zeller > fanciful felines

Born in Germany, Canadian by nationality, and now residing in Melbourne, Karin Zeller has worked as a professional artist since 1990, when she started Personal Touch Portraits, which resulted in hundreds of portrait commissions over a 5 year period.

Karin considers herself mostly self taught, but also credits many art classes, teachers, art courses, workshops, books and DVD’s which have helped her develop her skills over the years.

Karin also keeps a busy schedule, dividing up her time between painting in her studio, teaching art classes, and exhibiting her work in numerous exhibitions and art shows, with the occasional commission.

In 2010 Karin completed a business management course at RMIT as part of the NEIS scheme, which taught her how to turn her interest and experience in art into a profitable business.

Karin believes that we are never too old to learn, and continues to attend life drawing, watercolour classes and workshops. She continues to reinvent herself, as she finds new ways to express her creativity, through painting, teaching and learning. 

Many of Karin’s paintings can be found in public and private collections, and her work is now available as prints, greeting cards and calendars.

Fanciful Felines is Karin’s first exhibition with one hundredth gallery.

Mysterious cat-like creatures have somehow found their way into the artist’s studio. They started out as innocent doodles, then take on a life of their own, developing into something weird and wonderful.

It is the joyful creation of these paintings, which inspires the artist within, stimulates the imagination or tickles the funny bone. Karin wants to remind people not to take life too seriously, and to take time out to play, dream and have fun.

“For this exhibition, I’ve chosen to feature some of my cat creations. My love of abstract was born about 20 years ago, when I created my first tiger abstract. I’ve always loved cats, but never liked painting them until I stumbled upon Laurel Burch’s colourful cats.  Other influences who have inspired my colourful abstract style are Picasso and Paul Klee.” – Karin Zeller

Previous Exhibitions:

  • 2011 (current) Sassi Café, Williamstown VIC
  • 2011 Art in Public Places, Maestro Hair, Altona VIC
  • 2010 Lasting Impressions 2010, Louis Joel Gallery, Altona VIC
  • 2010 Open Studios, Altona Meadows, VIC
  • 2009 Lasting Impressions 2009, Louis Joel Gallery, Altona VIC
  • 2009 Art in Public Places, Atomic Bar & Café, Williamstown VIC


  • Qenos Art Show 2011 – 1st Prize (watercolour)
  • Qenos Art Show 2010 – 3rd prize (mixed media)
  • Qenos Art Show 2009 – Highly commended (watercolour)

Please enjoy ‘Fanciful Felines’ by Karin Zeller.

All content on this page (and links from this page) remains the intellectual property of Karin Zeller and is protected under the Australian Commonwealth Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). No use is permitted without the expressed written consent of Karin Zeller. For more information on copyright, please visit http://www.copyright.org.au.

Larger pictures, and further details such as size, medium, and sale price can be found by clicking on the images below.


8 responses

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5 05 2011

lovely karin well done again.

7 05 2011
Karin Zeller

Thank you, Miss Picci! xox

5 05 2011
Sue Dollin

CATgratulations Karin! This is fantastic and good luck.

7 05 2011
Karin Zeller

Thank you, Sue! xox

5 05 2011

Way to go Karin!!!

7 05 2011
Karin Zeller

Thank you, Ingrid! Good to hear from you. Love, Karin xox

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