It all began with a dream to share my experience and knowledge of mandalas and creative art expression to bring about well being and wholeness . Now after 20 years of facilitating mandala workshops and working with the creative spirit, my dream, like the circle that expands from a central dot, continues.

My life has been changed by art and mandalas and I have seen how art has a positive effect on hundreds perhaps thousands of others.

Karen Scott is a professional artist and the founder and Director of Mandala Magic which has been operating for more than 20 years.

She is a professional artist who has had numerous exhibitions of Mandalas and Icons. Her art has been acquired by many private collectors and City Councils, Melbourne University Art department, private collectors and overseas patrons. 

Through Mandala Magic she shares her passion, experience and knowledge of being creative; of utilizing art to discover a depth of acceptance, connection and meaningfulness.

She believes that, art lets us feel, be real and heal. It is the art in our heartthat makes a difference.

Specializing in Mandalas, an ancient art form that represents the human experience, Karen believes that art has the potential to promote health and wellbeing. 

Mandalas represent wholeness and can create a sense of belonging or completion and Karen has takenmandala workshops with a wide range of people including

  • Forgotten Australians
  • Refugees
  • Primary and secondary school children
  • VCAL students
  • Youth at risk – ‘Connectus’, ‘Mission Australia’
  • Terminally ill persons
  • Corporate work - staff well-being, team building etc.
  • Health Practitioners
  • Teachers - VSU
  • Family groups
  • Government funded bodies – Vic health, Education Department etc.
  • Community Houses
  • Private work
  • Artist in Residence

Some of her clients include Monash University, Victoria Health, Maroondah Psychiatric Unit, Victorian Education Union, Anglicare, Mission Australia, the Brotherhood of St Lawrence, numerous Community Houses and Schools.

She has significant experience (7 years) with youth at risk in VCAL programmes, ‘Life’ programmes, ‘Youthfutures’ and ‘Connectus’.

Karen teaches nationally accredited Personal Effective Training courses. She conducts Train the Trainer programs for Mandala Artand has successful clients now running their own businesses. 

Karen completed a 2 year Community Leadership course with the Shire of Yarra Ranges and was invited as guest speaker to leadership masters students at RMIT

She consulted and worked to establish a Hospital for Tibetan refuges in Northern India asa Division 1 Nurse. Karen lived in India for three years where she studied meditation and culture in both Buddhist and Hindu traditions. It was here that she met her husband Gary.

Karen manages Mandala Magic Tours taking groups on boutique art and culture adventures to India, Tibet, China, Cambodia, and Bali/Indonesia several times a year. 

Mandala Magic specializes in facilitating and organizing Art Retreats both nationally and internationally.

Together we offer a variety of workshops, art retreats and travel experiences that we design specially for well being, discovery and just to have FUN.

We support others on their journey sharing our experiences and knowledge through travel, meditation and working with art. We specialize in the creative way to discover wholeness.

And, we know that within everyone lives a creative spirit trying to find a space in our busy world to express itself.








Karen Scott - Mandala Magic

Karen Scott - Mandala Magic



Gary Scott has been practicing and teaching meditation and mindfulness techniques for many years.  For seven years he lived and studied under appointed teachers of the Dalai Lama in India exploring the Buddhist tradition of meditation and philosophy at the Tibetan Library of Works and Archives.  He also spent 1 year at Sera Monastery well known for philosophical debate about Buddhist teachings. 

Gary is present at many of Karen's workshops offering support and guidance to participants.  He also provides meditation programs for Mandala Magic teaching simple and easy to use techniques that can be practiced on a day to day basis.  These practices will assist participants to truly tap into their inner voice and guiding energy. 






“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
Albert Einstein, The World As I See It