Saren Dobkins

Saren Dobkins

Saren has been painting professionally for over 25 years. Originally from Zambia, Africa she has lived in several places both in Australia and overseas, and has recently settled in Tewantin, Qld. She has a broad range of interests, having studied Artists from the Renaissance, Modernism and Abstract Expressionism combined with studying literature, ecology and transformational neuroplasticity which have provided her work with multiple layers and meanings.

Saren translates her current concerns and personal experiences to provoke social commentary and explore issues that challenge our definitions of what our society values. Although Saren searches for balance, she hints at the ongoing flux that is at the core of our existence. Her work explores transience and transformation, with the riddle of identity at its core. Animals and birds may appear as a means of exploring our innate selves, the more subliminal, natural aspect of ourselves that we encounter on deeper reflection.

Her style is bold, the lines directional and lyrical. Her childhood in Africa has informed her use of bold colours, strong dramatic forms and an abstracted representation of the figure to express the “story”. Her works are a ‘conversation’ caught in a moment, expressing how our experience of life in the moment is an abstract.

Saren has participated in over 30 exhibitions.  Her work is held by both private and public collectors in USA, UK, New Zealand, Brisbane and Melbourne, and is in the in the private collections of the University of Queensland, The South Australian Museum and Geelong Grammar School.

Saren Dobkins's Artworks