I am delighted you want to find out more about me personally, however please talk to my agents about commissions as they handle all of that for me. I look forward to working with you.
Karen Mabon

Karen Mabon

About
While Karen’ silk scarves are a huge success, her work transfers just as easily onto cushions, ceramics, illustrations, swimwear and pyjamas. There’s a quirky stream of humour in the Scottish artist’s work, which rests somewhere between Hieronymus Bosch and Where’s Wally.

After studying jewellery at the Edinburgh College of Art, she began a Masters at the Royal College of Art in London. Spending 12 years in Edinburgh building her brand, she’s now based in London. Influences include Eric Ravillious, Enid Marx, Henry Darger, David Hockney, Eduardo Paolozzi, Peter Blake, Henri Matisse and Piero Fornasetti.

Approach


Each creation begins as a pencil or fineliner drawing. Following her screenprinting process, she creates colour separations, which are scanned in and layered in Photoshop using a limited palette.

Styles


Karen’s Natural World style is influenced by Swedish textile design and botanical illustration, featuring muted colours and realistic rendering. Her second style is called Novelty – images with a bit more humour, where you can get lost in the detail and discover something new every time.

Awards


Scottish Online Accessories Brand – Herald Fashion Awards – 2018
Accessories Designer of the Year – Scottish Fashion Awards – 2016


SELECTED CLIENTS:
Buckingham Palace, Heathrow Airport, Bloomingdales, Anthropologie, Lush Cosmetics, Elemis, Peter Alexander, Radley, Universal Pictures
 
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