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After a career as a BBC Producer, I trained as an illustrator and did an MA in Illustration at Kingston Uni in 2008.  Since then I have been making paper art – paper cuts, collages and 3D paper sculptures – and working as an illustrator.

My work is commissioned for public installations, advertising and marketing, design and decoration, books, websites and magazines, as well as for bespoke gifts.

As a few examples: I have four published books, another coming in February 2017, and have drawn a portfolio of more than 200 illustrations in the past year. I recently illustrated a cook book for Rizzoli with both paper cuts and sketches, a poetry collection called The Book of Snow by Robert Seatter with cut outs, collages and collographs, and designed a range of fabric designs for Tribee Fashion in the US.  

I am currently the in-house illustrator for English Heritage.

I am also a Visiting Artist at the Victoria & Albert Museum, The Sir John Soane Museum, The Museum of London, the Holburne Museum in Bath, the British Museum, Hampton Court Palace, the Wallace Collection and the National Portrait Gallery among many others.  I am a visiting tutor at the Bristol Drawing School in the Royal West of England Academy and at Bath University’s creative space – The Edge. 

I show my work internationally and I currently have illustration pieces in the US in the Wolves, Magic Mirrors & Spinning Wheels exhibit at the Everhart Museum in Pennsylvania, and recently in Blanc de Blanc at the Jamestown Art Centre in Rhode Island, USA where I showed a giant 7 metre long collage called Connect the Dots about imperilled wild flowers.

If you would like to talk about commissioning me to create a piece of art of to exhibit at an event, please email me at palmerk@outlook.com.

CLIENTS 2015/16

The New Craftsmen, UK

Burberry, UK

Tribee Fashion, US

InkaShade, US

Rizzoli, US

English Heritage, UK

Wallace Collection, UK

The Holburne Museum, Bath, UK

Shepherds, UK

ICIA, Bath University, UK

Search Press, UK

Forest of Imagination, UK

BOOKS

The Art of Papercutting (Search Press) 2015

Tangle Wood (Search Press) 2015

Tangle Bay (Search Press) 2016

Tangle Magic (Search Press) 2016

Tangle Wood – Collectors Art Edition (Search Press) 2017