Karen Watson


I am an artist, illustrator and visual effects compositor living on the stunning west coast of British Columbia. Since graduating from film school in 1999, I have worked as an artist in the film and television industry.

In pursuit of a balance between my passion for digital and textile creativity, in 2006 I jumped down the rabbit
hole to embrace my love of illustration. The opportunity to study and understand light, colour and composition, gave me the skills and the eye to create illustrations using the enchanting medium of watercolour. My whimsical, fairy tale style lends itself well to children’s books, with the goal to delight both children and adults with illustrations that tell a story through attention to detail and design. I feel fortunate to be working as both an illustrator and an awards nominated digital compositor in visual effects.

I am a proud member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, inspiring young minds to read.
You can find a list of my film work at


  • Illustration
  • Children's book illustration
  • design
  • photoshop
  • character design
  • composting for film and television
  • art cards
  • comission art work
  • comission invitations
  • graphic design


  • Photoshop
  • Digital Fusion
  • Shake
  • Water-colors
  • Oil paints
  • Super sculpy character sculpture