Where it all started
Kiwi Tree Designs was created in December 2016 by Karen Simmonds. She creates and sells a varied selection of work which includes hand drawn illustrations and paper cut designs. A varied of her designs are available to buy on products such as greeting cards and prints, as well as more unusual products such as personalised guestbooks and framed paper cut designs. Every design is made in her home in Hampshire with great care and attention to detail, and she delights in creating something truly special for every customer.
Now living with her husband in Hampshire, Karen is continually being inspired by the beautiful countryside, coastline and wildlife where she lives. When she is not busily creating new designs at her desk, she loves to be out walking across the fields with her camera and sketchbook in hand.
Karen loves to use a variety of creative media to create illustrations including watercolour, drawing and screen printing. However her favourite has to be creating papercut designs as she loves the beautiful delicate designs you can create with such a basic material – paper!
Behind the scenes at Kiwi Tree Designs
As you may have guessed the finished products are not the whole story, here are some photographs of Karen busy at work in her studio and some images of work in progress.
Work for Sale and Commissions
Please feel free to take a look at some of the work Karen has created on the products page. She currently sells a range of gifts on Etsy and with Cheerfully Given. However, if you had a bespoke design in mind please get in contact as Karen accepts commissions, she would love to create something special for you!