Karen only works by hand, utilising her preferred media watercolour, ink, gouache, pens, pencils, on their own or in combination to produce her work. Influenced by nature and the people and things she sees around her, Karen’s illustrative style is bold, textural and colourful and at times, incorporates intricate linework. She also enjoys making abstract artworks that examine the effects of watercolour and ink on paper and the surfaces of various substrates.
plants & animals
fruit & veg
abstract & patterns
Welcome to Paper Den. A creative studio in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, owned and run by Karen te Brake-Baldock. Find illustrated goodies and drawing kits in the PaperDenShop on Etsy. Brush up on your drawing and painting skills in a Paper Den (online) workshop. Art & illustration commissions are welcome. Just get in touch!