Karen Broude MSDC
Surface Patterned Textiles
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.
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