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Katharine Asher

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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, and some of her influences include Paul Jenkins, Keith Tyson, Cornelia Parker, Anish Kapoor, René Gruau and Kathe Kollwitz.


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.


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