Colour my Life with the Chaos of Trouble 2018
“This work uses shape, pattern and repetition to display a busy background that represents the chaotic, life that many of us lead. Through the use of a wide range of colours the highs and lows of our young protagonist's life are represented.
Take a step back and with some perspective, the colours blend to look like a candy shop. Hiding behind her glasses, she will grow with the flowers behind her to see the sweetness in all the disruption.”
Kelsey Reid is an illustrator and designer based in Kalgoorlie, Australia. She graduated from Curtin University in 2014 with a BA (Honours) in photography and illustration design. Her work is strongly inspired by the place and the constantly evolving ideas of home. Her visual style often involves geometric shapes, bright colour palettes, and intricate line work used to create both portraits and abstract pieces. Besides painting, she enjoys collecting fashion magazines, listening to George Harrison, visiting her hometown Esperance and obsessing over mango iced teas.
290 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie