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Katherine Quinn



Katherine Quinn is a New Zealand illustrator based in Hawkes Bay. She has been drawing as long as she can remember.

Her illustrations are intelligent observations. They always offer a fresh take on their subject matter. Over the years Katherine has exhibited in galleries around New Zealand.

It is only recently that she has discovered the world of surface pattern design. Katherine loves the technical process of working out a repeat pattern. The satisfaction of getting everything to fit and then repeating over and over fills her with joy.

Working in both traditional and digital illustration, Katherine works in acrylic and watercolour pencils on a variety of vintage paper ephemera including old envelopes and book pages.

Her work often focuses on what she refers to as ‘her girls’, long limb, big eyed girls with a touch of innocence and a sense of adventure.  

Katherine Quinn's work is highly original, beautifully presented and with a clear signature style.

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Q & A

What would your dream project be?  

"To have a range of home decor products or children's line of bedding featuring some of my work."


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

"To spend time getting your elements just right, anything will look great when your motifs shine"



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