Emoji tree c98a48f559c9174ea498ef30bbb969d71cae6778dae06c5b91d2552ce4125a79
Great gifts and extended returns until January
Emoji tree c98a48f559c9174ea498ef30bbb969d71cae6778dae06c5b91d2552ce4125a79
Party popper dcbe65bc3d374037577f59e577c537021a4856fe07fed13f11f145ce90435c2f
25% off orders over £25
Use code EGGNOG15
Party popper dcbe65bc3d374037577f59e577c537021a4856fe07fed13f11f145ce90435c2f

Art prints & frames, handmade in England

Kate Mawdsley art prints and posters

Kate Mawdsley was born in 1957 in Lancashire, where she spent her childhood. She now lives in a converted barn in East Anglia, with her husband, a successful graphic designer, and her two dogs.

Even in the nursery, Kate Mawdsley preferred to play with paper, pencils and paint rather than toys and she maintained her interest in art throughout her education, which culminated with her gaining a BA Hons. degree in Fashion and Textiles. She has recently undertaken a course at Cambridge University on the History of Modern Art, which has inspired many of her more recent collections.

After completing her degree, Kate Mawdsley spent the first ten years of her career in the fashion industry. In the early 1990s, she began gradually to move into more illustrative work to create greetings cards, kitchenware and general paper products. Since then, her repertoire and collection have expanded each year and Kate Mawdsley's work can now be seen on products ranging from mugs to cross-stitch, and from fabrics to tableware.

Also inspired particularly by pre-Raphaelite and Impressionist artists, Kate Mawdsley's work has concentrated specifically on animals, wild flowers and other representations of the natural world. Her own two dogs, a fox terrier and a cocker spaniel, often feature in her work, as does a friend's springer spaniel.

Working mainly in gouache or water-colour, Kate Mawdsley made her living initially as an illustrator and as a designer of fashion textiles, but she now concentrates mainly on her enormously successful design work.

Page 1 of 2