Painting with the pastel medium for over 25 years, Karol Oakley has won many awards for her vibrant realist style pastel paintings with works held in public and private collections, both here and overseas. She also creates paintings in oils and mixed media.  Karol is best known for her seascapes and creek paintings as water and the natural environment are her favourite themes.

Karol paints from life and in the great outdoors as much possible, developing her skills and knowledge.  Karol Oakley is an artist with an ambition to paint the visual truth, to paint a representation of  the subject matter.  Her subjects are from nature and it is this world that Karol presents to you in her paintings; most of which are painted from life, either outdoors or in the studio.

As a popular and sought after tutor, Karol has tutored regularly at the USQ Toowoomba McGregor Summer School. Throughout the year Karol is invited to art groups/societies, in rural and regional areas as well as cities; teaching workshops and demonstrating pastel painting. Karol frequently returns to the Greek Islands tutoring magical painting holidays as well as Norfolk Island.