Kelly Spencer is a visual artist based in central Wellington NZ (with a tendency to travel) and is best known for her meticulously hand crafted lettering.
Kelly’s creative style is characterised by bright fresh colour palettes, curvaceous forms, with illustrative elements of flora and fauna. Her portfolio of work to date spans murals/street art, sign painting, illustration, apparel graphics, festival & gig branding, identity design and more. A multidisciplinary approach allows her to design across a wide variety of media and enjoy the freedom to produce work both in-studio and out in the world.
The fluidity of freelance life often leads to projects which allow collaboration with other artists across a variety of mediums. In addition to her freelance work, Kelly is one of 5 directing members of The League of Live Illustrators - a lively team of graphic facilitators for hire. (liveillustrators.com). In recent years Kelly has spent increasing amounts of time painting in street art festivals throughout NZ and the world. She has spoken at a handful of conferences including Typism on the Gold Coast, 2018. Kelly was the curator of the 2019 activation of Sea Walls - Artists for Oceans Tairāwhiti NZ, bringing 20 fresh murals to the town of Gisborne from reknown international artists.
Kelly does not engage in conversation before consuming coffee in the mornings, but is henceforth a social creature, taking great delight in the company of the 9 other talented creatives I share my studio with. On the rare occasions where she is not drawing, She will be found sharing chardonnay with friends, chasing sunshine, and patting other people’s dogs.