Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Bringing Paper Landscapes to Life: Kelly Pousette

Kelly Pousette is an illustrator and a storybook author from Northern BC, Canada. She creates whimsical scenes using mixed media such as paper-cut pieces and shadowboxes. She likes to spend time outdoor to get inspirsed for her work “being outside really brings these scenes and animals to life for me.” Her dioramas features woodland creatures and other characters that she paints by hand in watercolor, charcoal and conte crayon.

The landscape and the tiny characters are placed upright to create a three dimesional scene. The entire piece comes to life with the use of light “The layers create these amazing shadows; you can change the light and create a different scene without changing the pieces, or you replace one element and make an entirely different scene again.”

Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post Paris, The Brown Paper Bag Blog, and Brightness Magazine. She is currently represented by Red Fox Literary.


Robin said...

This work is delightful! Once again, thank you for taking the time to find all the wonderful postings for us. xox