Kathryn Jackson



Kathryn is that rare breed of artist whose range of skills extends from fine art to commercial projects.

As both artist and designer her three-dimensional collage works are the product of minute observation, imaginative interpretation and exquisite craftsmanship, with an underlying dash of humour.

For Merrill Lynch she designed a financial skyline created from currency with intricate scrolls and curves. A heart created from red penny stamps was used as a national Valentine campaign by the Royal Mail.

On a larger scale, Harrods regularly commissions Kathryn to create window displays for their Knightsbridge store.

Using materials unusual and unexpected, Kathryn creates captivating images for advertising campaigns, corporate brochures, window displays and TV programmes. She also accepts private commissions from individuals for bespoke pieces. 

Consistently delivering to deadline, Kathryn has been based in London since 1996 and exhibits regularly.

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Commissioning bespoke art

In the two-dimensional world of art, Kathryn Jackson's work literally stands out. Her witty three-dimensional paper collages are charmingly personal and each is unique, since it is the personality and interests of the recipient that determine what goes into it. One recent commission, for instance, was for an opera-lover whose wife didn't share his passion, he ordered a scene of the two of them in a box with him watching the stage and her reading Hello! magazine.

In order to produce one of her imaginative pieces, Kathryn first needs to know what it is for - a wedding present, a birthday, an engagement? - along with as much information as possible about the planned recipient and his or her interests. She also asks that items be collected that could be incorporated into the final piece: eg airline tickets, perhaps, for a frequent flier. Indeed, she often uses unusual papers such as old banknotes, bonds and passports in her work; a scene of San Gimignano in Tuscany, for instance, was made entirely out of local wine labels. Once that is done, it takes about three to four weeks to produce the final piece, depending on her other commitments.

What impresses her in particular are the efforts her clients make to keep the whole idea of the gift a secret. "I enjoy doing private commissions, because people put such a lot of time and thought into making their partners and friends happy, it’s great to see that side of life." She has no doubts that romance is alive and well, and cites as fairly typical the man who gave his wife a scene of the Empire State Building with a small plane trailing a banner with "Marry me?" on it as a wedding present, to remind her of where he'd proposed.



Paint on paper The Hollywood Road Gallery, Chelsea (Group)

The Decorative Art Fair Battersea Park (Group)

SALUTE TO STYLE The Hurlingham Club, London (Group)


Five Artists The Vellum Gallery, Bermondsey (Group)


THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY L.M.P. Lawyers, London (Solo)


THE DOG PROJECT The Hospital, Covent Garden (Group)


THE HONG KONG HANDOVER Cube Gallery, London (Solo)


PEOPLE, PLACES, PLEASURE The Harbour Club, London (Solo)

THE COTE D’AZUR Paperpoint, Covent Garden (Solo)


BARCELONA OLYMPIC GAMES Paperpoint, Covent Garden (Solo)



3-D ILLUSTRATION The Association of Illustrators, London (Group)


TRIBES Paperpoint, Covent Garden (Solo)


THE COTE D'AZUR Paperpoint, Covent Garden (Solo)

COMMITTED TO PAPER Sue Williams Gallery, Portobello (Group)

MONEY LAUNDERING Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising Agency, London (Solo)


DAYBOOK EXHIBITION Smiths Gallery, London (Group)