CombeToons (Karen French)
Lino-cut prints & fabric designs
Australian born and bred, alongside travelling extensively, I enjoy life in my husband’s home town of Ilfracombe together with our 3 children and mischievous cat!
Living on the beautiful North Devon coast I gain much of my inspiration from the dramatic cliffs and stormy seas and, with my background in geology, I am constantly drawn to the rugged landscape.
My own work has been influenced by the many forms of art I’ve seen on my travels, from urban murals to tribal bark paintings. Being self-taught, much of my artwork involves discovering new techniques and I may not always follow the more traditional methods!
Printing processes, in particular Lino-cut, have allowed me to experiment with texture and layering. Using elements of my prints I am now exploring fabric design, creating a range of cushions and homewares that capture a little splash of seaside fun and coastal country charm!
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