karin_avatarFollowing studies in Art History in Uppsala and Madrid I moved to London in 2000. There I worked at a number of contemporary art galleries and as Director of the Delfina Studio Trust, a large residency programme for international artists. Whenever I could I was drawing and painting and then, after 6 inspiring years in the heart of London, I moved with my family to a remote corner of the Isle of Mull, a Scottish island seven hours from Glasgow. Distractions were few and I finally set up my first proper studio in our garden. I started exhibiting my own work, primarily paintings, in group exhibitions and at a number of solo shows. I discovered a strong narrative theme running through all my work with new characters constantly developing and I was drawn towards illustration.

I graduated from my MA in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art (Professor Martin Salisbury) in 2012.

Since then I have worked on a number of commissions, including an app for Naxos Audio ‘My First Orchestra App‘ and produced a Yoga Poster for kids now available from Yogamatters and Heffers Book shop in Cambridge.

I am especially interested in illustrating children’s books and young fiction, as well as interesting editorial commissions and working on books of my own.