FEATURED ARTIST: Interview with Melbourne Artist, Kell Kitsch

Kell Kitsch

Illustrator | 23 | Melbourne

@kellkitschdesign | kellkitsch.com
We are honored to have, Kell Kitsch, as our Featured Artist, she is a very talented artist that creates some really cool, very unique, pieces of art that we instantly fell in love with, she has all sorts of awesome art on her wall, go check it out! And while your there make sure to hit that follow button to help support a fellow artist!

How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
I’ve always drew pictures as a kid, but I only really started to take art more seriously during my final year of high school when I actually considered the possibility of pursuing a career as an artist. And the fact that no other field interested me quite like the creative arts.

I create illustrations that primarily feature underlying themes of nature, whimsy and solitude. My process varies from each illustration. I’m still experimenting with different mediums to find which goes with my style best…it’s a combination of hand drawn and digital, the initial sketches are scanned onto the computer and coloured on Photoshop.

I find inspiration from many things, but a prominent step in seeking creative inspiration is to go on long walks reciting stories and acting as characters in my head. I find that walking allows the logical part of my brain to focus on the movements of walking whilst my subconscious side can run free and think of potential pieces, stories & ideas.

Do you have a job in the art industry? If So, what’s one thing you don’t like about it? If no, where would your dream job be?
I do odd freelancing jobs here and there, and I’m also a part-time face painter and kid’s art teacher. I don’t dislike anything particular about my jobs at the moment, however deep down I do really wish to be full time with my own art so I can create the things I truly want to create! (and be my own boss hehe)

Do you have a favorite Artist?
I have many! I am really inspired by classic fairy tale illustrations from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s such as the Brothers Grimm, Gustaf Tenggren, Kay Nielsen and written works by Hans Christian Andersen. Some modern-day creatives that inspire me are Jon Klassen, Neil Gaiman, Andy Kehoe, Marc Martin, Shaun Tan to name a few.

What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
I learnt how to ride a unicycle!

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
I next place I really want to visit Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China. This national park has these huge quartzite-sandstone formations found nowhere else in the world.

Any advice for young artists?
Make ‘your’ art


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