Welcome to Leaf and Petal Design, featuring the collage art of Karen Lynch.

Karen is a collage artist who loves to reinvent vintage imagery into surreal retro-futuristic landscapes.

Inspired by vintage photography, especially the colour palettes of kodachrome and ektachrome photography, Karen is drawn to the beautiful lines and shadows of expressionist, film noir and avante garde cinema; architecture, geometry and the incredible colours of nature are also frequent sources of inspiration.

Karen has undertaken commissions and licensed album cover art for various independent musicians and record labels. She was nominated for 2016 ARIA Award for Best Cover Art for Bernard Fanning's ARIA award winning album "Civil Dusk".

Karen has exhibited in Adelaide, Canada and Norway.  She has been published in the Collage Collective Co Annual 2016 and 2015, the Collage Collective Co "Green" (2016) publication, the Society 6 Art Quarterly 2.1 2017 and featured in Nylon Korea magazine.  Karen was chosen from over 3100 artists to be a contributor to the Annual Society 6 Artists Calendar for 2017.

Karen lives by the beach in Adelaide, South Australia.

To find out more about Karen, watch a video here and see features, media and publication links here.

Say hello to her on Instagram @leafandpetaldesign