Karen Broude MSDC

Surface Patterned Textiles

About Karen
Karen Broude is a contemporary textile artist, with a passion for vivid colours and tactile patterns. Her work is abstract but draws elements from many places, particularly in the brightness of everyday life and the world around her. After studying for several years, Karen has ultimately attained a BA (hons) degree in Creative Textiles. Karen has had her work displayed in galleries in London and exhibited at Top Drawer 2017. She also creates wearable art and creates commissioned pieces for the contemporary home and public spaces.
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Karen’s work is based on photographs that she has taken of bright lights, which inspire her and provoke an emotional response. Her work is abstract and expressive.

She is motivated by intuition and spontaneous reaction to visual tactile and rhythmic forces. She works in an experimental way to produce abstract designs and loves the mixing of colours to create different shades and unique textures.

Karen digitally manipulates her photographic images to produce vibrant and dramatic designs that can be printed onto any material. Karen then prints and paints by hand, building up layers of colour to produce unique and exciting patterns and vibrant colourways. The resulting fabric can then be used in a variety of ways including wall art, upholstery, scarves and couture.

Her work can be produced in any size from a silk scarf to a silk wall hanging measuring over three metres wide. Karen currently sells her work commercially.

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Diploma in HE Stitched Textile, East Berkshire College/Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College 2008

University for the Creative Arts BA (hons) in Creative Arts 2011

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, Oct 2011

Designer Crafts: The Mall Galleries 2013

Permanent exhibition at Grenfell Lodge . Maidenhead Reform Synagogue.

Top Drawer exhibitor with SDC 2016


Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen

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