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Katharine Asher

Katharine Asher's Photo - International Figurative & Fashion Illustrator. UK

Using a dynamic combination of colour and the ‘inspired mark’, Katharine Asher’s fluid brushwork and creative flare help secure commissions from clients around the globe, in a wide range of sectors. While she specialises in fashion and beauty, Katherine enjoys tackling a wide variety of briefs, applying her expertise, energy and elegance of line.
As well as her illustration work, Kathy creates conceptual art, exploring process works and installations. Pigment, viscosity and movement are key factors in her art, and occasionally glimmers of her personal work transfer into her illustrations. She has studied graphics, illustration and fine art.

Approach

Kathy has a spontaneous and playful approach to a brief, choosing the medium that best suits the job in hand. “One of the joys of working in this way is focusing in the moment, using a triptych of experience, knowledge and happenstance,” she says.

Style

Kathy’s work is often light and minimal, relying on strong lines, deftly applied and mark-making techniques. She uses watercolour and ink, using colour to highlight and accentuate her figurative work rather than to dazzle.

Client list

Some of Katharine’s clients include Swarvoski, Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, Harrods, Calvin Klein, GQ, Ministry of Sound, Royal Mail, Marks & Spencer, Max Factor and Cartier.
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A Jing Tea Gift
Katharine Asher creates a series of nature inspired images for use on packaging for Jing Tea Gift Collections.
A Jing Tea Gift
Inspired to Innovate
Katharine Asher shows a piece of work at 'Inspired to Innovate' - an AOI Exhibition at Hoxton Arches, Hackney.
Inspired to Innovate
The Cliveden House Wedding
Jacqueline Bissett and Katharine Asher indulge the guests at a grand wedding celebration at Berkshire's Cliveden House.
The Cliveden House Wedding
Aero Bliss
Katharine Asher paints watercolour renditions for an Aero Bliss social media advertising campaign.
Aero Bliss
Kolln Porridge
Katharine Asher illustrates the packaging for the relaunch of Kolln Porridge in Germany.
Kolln Porridge
At The Harbour Hotel
Katharine Asher draws the glamorously gowned guests at an exclusive dinner at the Harbour Hotel in Bristol.
At The Harbour Hotel
Night & Day
Mosha Design in Saudi Arabia commission Katharine Asher for two city views.
Night & Day
Bulgari on Bahnhoffstrasse
Katharine Asher spends a retro evening at Bulgari in Zurich to draw the glamorous clients of the luxury brand.
Bulgari on Bahnhoffstrasse
Celebrating the Chloe C Bag
Katharine Asher draws live at an event to promote the Chloe C Bag.
Celebrating the Chloe C Bag
Sprout Controversy
Katharine Asher is the artistic hand behind Sainsbury's festive teas packaging.
Sprout Controversy
Chopard’s ‘Happy Diamond’ Collection
Katharine Asher was asked to create illustrations that supports the spirit of Chopard for a video promoting their collection of luxury leather handbags.
Chopard’s ‘Happy Diamond’ Collection
....and the lady wears Swarvoski
Katharine Asher is invited to draw guests at an exclusive event hosted by Swarovski.
....and the lady wears Swarvoski
Cold Brew Teas
Katharine Asher creates fruit illustrations for Sainsbury's Cold Brew Tea packaging
Cold Brew Teas
Mindful Beauty
Katharine Asher's graceful illustrations are used in The Boots Health & Beauty Mag
Mindful Beauty
Katharine Asher brand work for Melvita
Katharine Asher's timeless watercolour style helps created a look for the natural and ethically sourced beauty brand
Katharine Asher brand work for Melvita
The Clientele of Richard Mille
In sumptuous settings, Katharine Asher spends two days drawing live at a luxury watch event.
The Clientele of Richard Mille
Couture sketches
Katharine Asher's graceful drawings capture couture at Mishi May Couture.
Couture sketches
The Colour Wheel
Katharine Asher illustrates blusher placement for Stylist Magazine.
The Colour Wheel
Infused
Katharine Asher works with Sainsbury's to create packaging art for their infusions and cold teas range.
Infused
Asher at Vuitton in Leeds
Katharine Asher brings her artistic grace to the Leeds branch of Louis Vuitton for their seasonal event.
Asher at Vuitton in Leeds
Dream Big
Katharine Asher sketches guests at the California Wine Fair recording 'moments in time'.
Dream Big
Covent Garden Poster Girls
Katharine Asher's work for London Transport is part of an exciting exhibition at the London Transport Museum on female poster art.
Covent Garden Poster Girls
Mishi May
Katharine Asher live sketches at a Mishi May bridal wear pre-shoot.
Mishi May
Future Vision
Katharine Asher contributes to Business Jet Interiors International Magazine with her stylish art.
Future Vision
Face Contours
Globus Magazine commission Katharine Asher for some female beauty illustrations.
Face Contours
Bridal Cosmetics
Katharine Asher paints a fluid portrait for a beauty salon chain in Dubai.
Bridal Cosmetics
In Timely Fashion
Katharine Asher's graceful fashion illustrations appear in the current 'How to Spend it'.
In Timely Fashion
Ouse Valley
Katharine Asher paints a heron in flight for Ouse Valley Foods.
Ouse Valley
Classic Positions
Katharine Asher creates beautiful figure drawings for the book 'Classic Sex Positions - Reinvented'.
Classic Positions
Formal Hanbok
Katharine Asher creates over forty illustrations for a book on the traditional costume of Korea.
Formal Hanbok
The Art of Shoemaking
Katharine Asher draws for the Rockport stand at FN Platform - the Las Vegas branded footwear event.
The Art of Shoemaking
Yellowglen
Katharine Asher creates wine labels for the Yellowglen Vintage Botanics Series.
Yellowglen
How to Spend It
Katharine Asher illustrates a feature for FT's How to Spend it Magazine on Art Jewellery.
How to Spend It
Contact a Creative
Contact a Creative
The Baby Book
Katharine Asher creates black and white line illustrations for The Baby Book.
The Baby Book
Illustrator Profile - Katharine Asher
With a playful and spontaneous approach, Katharine Asher's adept line and brushwork have seen her become a leading fashion illustrator.
Illustrator Profile - Katharine Asher
Asher at the 'Masterpiece' Launch Party
Asher at the 'Masterpiece' Launch Party
Annie Nightingale
Katharine Asher paints a portrait of Annie Nightingale for the Masterpiece CD cover.
Annie Nightingale
Chutney Mary
Chutney Mary
MAC's Art of the Lip
MAC's Art of the Lip
Cosmetic Enhancements
Cosmetic Enhancements
Ethnicity
Ethnicity
Emperor Penguins
Emperor Penguins
Eau De Youth
Katharine Asher uses her flowing lines for Good Housekeeping Magazine.
Eau De Youth
Brander Food Edition
Brander Food Edition
Remembrance Day Stamps
Remembrance Day Stamps