prints, paintings, pattern



Karen Jo Combs, artist and founder of NAMA ROCOCO wallpaper studio, works on the cusp of painting, design and decorative arts - merging pop art and historical influences, infusing a passion for high art with a relaxed rock n' roll sensibility. Inspired by many things, from Qing dynasty landscape painting to 70's funk album covers - the brilliantly colored works combine the mod, the ornate, and the geometric.

Karen studied printmaking at Indiana University and the London Print Studio, and has a graduate level teaching certification from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.

Karen's art and her work with NAMA ROCOCO have been featured in the The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The London Times, Elle Decoration Hong Kong, Maison FranΓ§aise, Vogue Living, LUXE, Departures, New York Living, Metropolis and NYLON magazines, among others. Her work has also been featured in a live opera produced at the Royal Opera House in London.