I have this thing with the number 19.

If there was such a thing as a lucky number then this is mine. It pops up everywhere in my life. I have lived in houses with this number, had two children on the 19th and many, many other number 19 moments.

So, when I came across the 19 Karen Gallery around eleven years ago now, it caught my attention. It was when I was living in Glen Innes (NSW) and so I started emailing Terri images of my work. This was back in the day when dial up internet took ages and I had to wait forever to send just one image. It was also when I had just moved from the Northern Territory and so I was feeling my way into a new art world. Anyhow, the point is I guess, that I have long wanted to have an exhibition there and so it really is a pinch myself moment to be opening there this weekend.

I want to take this moment as well, to thank everyone who has supported my journey thus far. Paintings cost money to make and the reality of any artist is that without the commercial exchange, you can not continue to grow your ideas and your reach. So, thank you to everyone who helps me in all the ways they do!

The catalogue is now live, meaning the works are available for purchase. I am always happy for you to ask about a laybuy or there is a thing called Art Money (like after pay for art).

I am jumping on a plane on Friday to attend the opening and would LOVE to meet some of you there. The opening is by rsvp (for catering purposes), but open to all, so please shoot an email to; info@19karen.com.au

Below are some of the new works available! You can view the full catalogue HERE. 

Ps. If you are still reading, I am having a giveaway of a 30 x 30cm work over on my instagram page! Find me at @jasmine_mansbridge