Top Arts 2013

Image: Summer life Image: Summer life

Anna Kelly
Summer life

enamel paint on composition board
150.0 x 460.0 cm (note: 15cm between each panel from photo)
Studio Arts
Loreto College Ballarat
In the creation of Summer Life I was inspired by the sheer enlightenment and happiness that summer brings. Through my work I wanted to express the vibrant colours, relaxing holidays and the sense of fun and freedom that the summer season creates by capturing the essence of my own summer holidays. I created my artwork by editing a photograph I had taken to make it black and white and then transferred the images onto ply wood with enamel paint.
Advice to new students
I would encourage students to choose a theme that they are truly passionate about and will enjoy exploring throughout the year. With this I would also advise students to attempt as many mediums as possible and different techniques as they may be surprised at what style suits them and enables them to create the best work possible.