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Saren Dobkins

Originally from Zambia

Lives & works in Tewantin, QLD, Australia


During her painting career which spans over 30 years, Saren has been committed to exploring an oeuvre that explores human dilemmas, interactions and desires. She has traveled extensively all her life, having lived in Zambia, Scotland, Israel and Australia which has given her an open, curious and empathetic perspective that is reflected in her work. As a mother, this has provided her with a tenacity and patience to pursue her passion as well as create meaningful, tender and powerful imagery that evokes the bonds and tensions of this  and other close relationships. Saren has pursued many different avenues of study, from the Arts to Design, Multimedia, Social Studies and Permaculture.  These varying avenues of thought and literature have fed into her content, lending her work a highly contemporary and intellectual framework into which she weaves a personal commentary.  Her work can be interpreted from a narrative perspective that is expressive and philosophical.

A contemporary Australian painter, her work's bold use of colour, strong dramatic forms, a sculptural weight to objects and the representation of the figure express her ongoing interest in exploring what it means to be human in our current times. 

Portfolio of Exhibitions

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