Fantastically bright as much as they are weird and wonderful, we’re enjoying these illustrations by Toronto-based Kaley McKean. Mixing an interest in cartoons and the paranormal, Kaley’s producing unique and charmingly fun work.
“I take a pretty light-hearted approach to making illustrations. I am not a very serious person— I think it’s important to have fun with whatever I’m working on. I love using colour, texture, and patterns to make pictures that appeal to the eyes. I work almost exclusively with traditional media, usually some combination of gouache, acrylic, inks, and collaged tissue paper.”
“Today I am inspired by funny animals, kids’ game shows, and the relationship between the bizarre/fantastical and everyday life.”
© Kaley McKean, 2011