Kelly Anna is a British artist and designer who creates bold and colourful illustrations using a wide range of different mediums. Highly in demand, Kelly has recently worked with Nike, Illustrated People and Art of Ping Pong and has dressed big names including Beyoncé, Cara Delevingne, Foals and London Grammar.
Before progressing to digital tools, Kelly draws and paints, because for her, “everything starts with the materials”. Kelly’s work is filled with vibrant hues and her palette of colours is extremely important. The female form dominates Kelly’s work, with the influence of Matisse and Hockney plain to see in the shapes.
A skilled user of Flashe for several years, she loves its smooth, matt finish, perfect for painting blocks of colour. Discover the work of this young artist who continues to make waves in the world of art in our video.
CREATE THE PERFECT FLAT TINT
Our new tutorial helps you to discover the tools and the associated technique to create the perfect flat tint using different colour combinations for a super-tight solid look and a 3D visual effect.
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An extra-fine vinyl emulsion, Flashe is matt paint with great covering power that can be used on any surface.
Now available in 76 colours, including 38 mono-pigmented tones that are perfectly compatible with other ranges. The new colour chart also offers more statement colours, with six fluorescent tones and 12 iridescent ones.
Recyclable and reusable, the iconic glass FLASHE bottle is an eco-friendly option for artists. It is available in 125 ml and 400 ml sizes. The range has been expanded with the arrival of the 80 ml tube, which offers painters the option to try out new colours in smaller quantities as well as being perfect for use outside the studio thanks to its compact size.
Be creative with Kelly Anna
Download this colour me sheet to paint like Kelly Anna, a simple and fun activity to stay creative at home! Don't forget to share your creations by mentioning @kellyannalondon and @lefrancbourgeoisofficiel
ARTISTS AT THE HEART OF INNOVATION
In the 1950s, Bourgeois developed the iconic FLASHE paint, the first vinyl colour and an alternative to traditional art supplies. Its multi-medium grip enabled artists to escape the constraints of their studio or canvas. Around 60 years later, FLASHE has become every fine artist’s trusted friend and a symbol of artistic freedom, and was hailed as such by Vasarely and Niki de Saint-Phalle. It continues to enable free artistic expression for contemporary painters such as Peter Klasen, Gordon Cheung, JonOne and many others.
"I work with Flashe every day, it’s an intrinsic part of my work. Flashe has the properties that give me greater flexibility to experiment with the new techniques necessary to create my results. I like to play around with the luminosity and opacity of its pigments."
– Katrin Fridriks