About

 

The Big ChaseAbout me as an illustrator

I graduated with a first class Bachelor of Arts degree in Illustration from De Montfort University, Leicester, in 1990.

My ongoing projects are children’s stories and illustrating the everyday workaday.

About me as an artistKatarina-1

 

Reading, stories, lyrics, words and films trigger my imagination and motivate me to make images.

I enjoy working from life. People, landscapes, animals and everyday environments inspire me.

 

 

Sketchbooks

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Working on location gives me enough sketchbook material to develop my ideas in my studio. I mix media including ink, watercolour, oil mediums, wax, gums, collage, transfer papers and inkjet prints

 

 

 

 

 

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I draw regularly

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Painting

I paint regularly

 

 

 

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I almost always paint images of the other artists at work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PhotographyThe Barber Shop

My eyes glaze over when the technical talk happens

but I’m improving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bespoke FramingThe Curious Room Bespoke Framing& Artist's Services

I am also a professional framing designer and owner of my own artisan framing business. I frame my own work, my peer’s work and frame for illustration clients, schools and the public.

More details can be found here www.curiousroom.co.uk

 

 

 

Location

My studio and framing workshop is situated within a thriving artist’s community in High Wycombe. I am one of scores of artist’s working in a rambling collection of old furniture factories. My neighbours are Angelika Studios, Studio 174, The Magpies, The Chalfont Press, The Ceramic Studios, The Old Factory Studios and Commercial Square Studios. Photographers, printmakers, painters, ceramicists, sculptors, jewellers, typesetters, mosaic designers and textile artists form this tasty soup of creativity. Angelika Studios house their own tiny cinema, screening art films once a month and the Future Shorts festival.

I live with my husband and children in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, less than an hour from London and Oxford. I often visit the Pitt Rivers  Museum of Anthropology and Tring Natural History Museum. I enjoy long walks with my dog, sketching as we go. I take bones and dead things home to draw. These are housed in my Cupboard of Doom in our lounge.

 

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