Using a dynamic combination of colour and the ‘inspired mark’, Katharine Asher’s brushwork is fluid and her images filled with a creative flair that secure commissions from a wide spectrum of subject areas and media – the fashion industry in particular.
'Exploring ideas through experiment and playing with pigment, is a daily pleasure' she claims.
Whilst specialising in figurative illustration, she tackles an extensive range of further subject areas with the same dynamic energy and elegance of line, bringing considerable expertise to every artwork that attracts clients
globally, and from all media.'
Outside of the studio, Katharine’s interests are both creative and musical
– her own work as a 'maker' leans towards the conceptual, involving movement, time, and process.
Whilst dance has always been part of her life as has percussion, and she performs regularly and energetically before large audiences
- a perfect antidote to the hours spent hunched over a desk.’
Having studied Illustration at Harrow College of Art, Katharine started to take on commissions during her final term at university, enabling her to hit the ground running from the day she left.
In the years since, whilst Katharine has never stopped working , she has expanded her creative realm through acquiring a BA Hons and an MA in Fine Art.
Katharine has a spontaneous and playful approach to a brief. She’ll use whatever media is best suited to the job at hand and loves to explore the magic of working in the moment.
Much of Katharine’s work relies on water based pigments and she often deploys a striking, graphical use of contrast in her compositions. Two of her favourite influences are Rene Gruau and Robert Heindel, so it’s no surprise that fashion and portraiture make up two of the strongest streams within her portfolio.