Karen French

Combe Toons

Karen, originally from Australia, moved to her husband’s hometown of Ilfracombe over 20 years ago and has enjoyed raising her family in beautiful North Devon.

A self-taught artist she has always loved cartooning which is evident in her quirky design style. Having had a previous career as a geologist, she can’t help being captivated by the rugged local coastline and you will notice that rocky outcrops often feature in her work!

She travels widely and has been influenced by the many forms of art seen on her trips, from urban murals to tribal bark paintings, adopting a distinctive use of bright colours and bold lines

Karen has recently moved from more traditional printmaking methods to digital based art, created using an ipad and other software. She also enjoys surface pattern design and uses her original, unique fabrics to create a variety of bespoke homewares.

Commissions and design requests are welcome.