Karen 2020 © Karen Smith

I’m a Melbourne based artist and designer working in art and pattern design through a variety of mediums, including acrylic paint, watercolour, pen & ink, digital art, textiles, ceramics and printmaking.

Originally trained as an interior designer, I have over 20 years experience specialising in design for multimedia, brief taking, project coordination and content writing. More recently I have been involved in web and digital design projects.

I create art & accessories featuring my original surface pattern designs, in the form of watercolour and acrylic artworks, lino prints, woodcut block printing, screen prints and laser cut objects.

I draw inspiration from nature, many of my original designs include Australian botanical imagery and coastal landscapes.