Growing up in the Lake District and spending some time in Canada, UK illustrator Katie Edwards has been closely in touch with the outdoors, the countryside and animals. Her screen print illustrations reflect this appreciation for natural beauty, yet mix this with familiar London cityscapes, creating a beautiful juxtaposition. On a deeper level, zebras crossing the road or a cat's reflection taking shape as a lion are just a few examples of humorous and symbolic threads throughout Katie's work.

Her use of traditional photographic and silkscreen printing techniques creates a hand-crafted, textured aesthetic. Each illustration is individually printed, and sometimes in this process different variations of one theme emerge, creating an unpredictable yet organic experience. 

Katie’s illustrations feature in a number of editorials, advertising campaigns and exhibitions. Her upcoming solo show at The Coningsby Gallery in London will feature a latest series of personal screen prints.

Ahead of her show beginning on March 27, we ask Katie about her combination of photography and screen printing, collecting ideas in a sketchbook and symbolism.

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