About me

I'm based on the south coast of the UK, in Hampshire,  where I work as a freelance textile designer and illustrator.

When I left art college I worked in the fashion industry first for a textile merchant and then a fashion supplier before settling into freelance work. In 2012, along with a friend, I set up a design company called Port and Lemon, this now runs independently so I am able to concentrate solely on new designs and working with different clients.

Over the years I've developed a style which is very much based around my original paintings, all my designs start life as either a painting in gouache or acrylic. My  work often has a hand printed look, referencing my love of methods such as block and screen printing.

Never knowingly scared of color, this is another element I really enjoy, my designs tend towards using bright vibrant colors for maximum impact and I love bold strong shapes and hues.

I like to think of myself as well traveled and always open to the influence of the amazing places and experiences I come across. I love to study nature and especially have an interest in British birds and wildlife.  This is reflected in my work and the different subject matter I'm drawn too.

More recently I have discovered my obsession with painting food (probably something to do with my love of eating!) and I'm now working on expanding my food illustration portfolio and my waistline.

I'm always happy to discuss any new commissions, creative projects and licensing opportunities so please feel free to contact me.




Contact

Email Address- kate.m.cooke@googlemail.com

Phone Number- 07720385377


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