Thursday, April 3, 2008

Meet Etsy Artist: karenhicks

Aside from Etsy, Karen is a full time children's book illustrator in the UK. "I'm currently waiting to hear from a publisher about one of my books, if they decide to go ahead it will be my first publication (in US and UK)." Like many of us, she is an Etsy addict, perusing the site every day. "Its really inspiring looking at other people's stuff, and great when someone likes my work," she says. Her travels abroad have been a source of inspiration for her work. "I was stunned by the beauty of Vietnam when I visited in 2003," she explains. Many of her watercolor works also include tissue paper. "I love the feel of coloured tissue paper," she admits. "I know its strange...but I go into raptures when I find one I haven't seen before. I like to sew on top of it, and also use other media on it to, to give a textured look." She has been drawing since she was 10. "Its been my dream to do something with it for a very long time, and finally I'm getting a chance." She also runs a "very small gallery" where she promotes local artists as well as herself. Please check out her shop:

-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs


Callooh Callay said...

What charming illustrations! I wish her much luck in publishing.

able mabel said...

Wow! What a lovely illustration! Wishing her best of luck on the book!

High Desert Diva said...

I like the tissue texture