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Illustrator Kelly Anna on her bold and powerful figurative works

Illustrator Kelly Anna is quickly making big waves in the creative world with her bold and powerful figurative works. At Nicer Tuesdays, she told us more about her work live illustrating fashion shows, designing prints worn by Beyoncé, and her current collaboration with Nike Women.

“For me print design is much more than a repeated pattern. It’s about understanding the product you’re working on and engineering your artwork for that piece — be it a T-shirt, a shoe or a bag,” said Kelly Anna before presenting her new colouring book Super Female. After running us through a beautiful story of how her family of ballroom dancers inspired her career, she explained how this enabled her to “sit and watch and study the figure’s movement”.

With a “never tame your game” attitude, this is one incredibly devoted artist to keep your eye on.