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Katharine Asher

Katharine Asher - 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.


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.
The work is incredible I’m very happy with it! I love your approach so much, so would you be able to do another one?
Sophie Davis, Abaler
Communication was great, the process was easy and the end result surpassed expectations. Katharine is a wonderful artist and we look forward to working with her again in the future.
Jatinder Singh Takhar, Selena & Sophia
Your work has gone down extremely well here!! And it was great working with you
Ben Turner - Art Buyer, The Financial Times
Hi Kathy, Thanks for these – they are gorgeous!
Lorna Wood: Senior Designer, Woman's Weekly magazine
Well done, your work is gorgeous.
Jean Marc Dupuis, ADP (Paris Airport) Magazine
Thank you! Kathy and Lucia did a wonderful job!
Kitty Utresas, Swarovski UK Limited
I think you've done a great job at fulfilling the brief. You've struck the balance between prescriptive and creative really nicely. Thanks again for all your hard work and fast turnaround.
Erika Moore, Leo Burnett
Absolutely beautiful, perfect. These have come together really beautifully, you’re an absolutely delight to work with.
Sally Diamond, Philatelic - Jersey Post
Your art work is breathtaking. You’ve captured exactly what I hoped to see. Austerity and beauty, a special combination you know how to capture with emotion.
Karl Klontz, Karl C Klontz
These are STUNNING. Totally see what you mean about that technique- and how it works gloriously on the products!
Hannah Tozer, Mother London
Kathy, I was drawn to the nuanced beauty of your lifework, the loose yet so dynamic and realistic way that you shade and add detail.
Lana Shahmoradian, Wieden + Kennedy NY
We fell in love with your illustrations. It has been great working with you.
Simone Pollak, Polydox
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