Combs uses French acid-free papers and hand-mixed artist’s pigments. The painting is done by hand and printed by hand, using silkscreens and other reproduction techniques inspired by artisan practices of 18th century Europe and Japan. In fact, it was a Chinese scroll painting at the Met that spurred the creation of a wallpaper line.
Karen describes the NAMA ROCOCO aesthetic as “a mix of mod bohemian, rock, and soul, with 18th century European and Asian art influences.”
Karen Combs French Dot series is available on our newest sister site, Peach Editions, offering beautiful, investment-quality, limited-edition photography, at price-points accessible to the online community.