I specialise in watercolour and hand drawn natural history inspired illustrations, taking inspiration from the beauty and awe of the natural world.
Based in rural Victoria at the foothills of the high country (Dhudhuroa Country) I work as a freelancer, taking on a wide range of commissions for editorial, surface pattern design, bespoke illustration and hand crafted logo design.
Kirrily Anderson is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Chiltern. The primary focus of her creative practice is a blend of bold murals and delicate ink and watercolour works on paper, with the common them of nature running through these two different art forms.
With a background in graphic design and street art, Kirrily’s current practice has been heavily informed by her surrounds in North East Victoria after moving from Melbourne in 2017. She has received a number of art awards and completed over 20 murals in the region in this time.
Past projects include working with community, schools, government organisations, small businesses and private collectors. Clients include Wodonga Council, Albury City Council, DWELP, Ritz-Carlton Melbourne, Caulfield Grammar, Yackandandah Primary School, Falls Creek Child Care, James & Co Rutherglen and Bridge Road Brewers.
Kirrily has a passion for art as a means of connection and conversation and to promote a slower pace. She continues to explore these themes in her work following a number of projects in bushfire recovery zones since 2020. For more details visit her website or social pages.
I am blessed with being able to work full-time as a professional artist in my studio at GIGS Artists’ Studios, Gateway Village, Wodonga. Although I have exhibited regularly I am always exploring new avenues including murals, some of which I’ve completed locally and abroad.
Two of my great passions in life are the environment and painting. Through painting I question our role in relation with nature as I seek to spread the awareness that the natural world is threatened both directly by human abuse and indirectly by overpopulation. It is obvious that we – modern society – have become increasingly detached from nature and in order to secure a place for future generations (all species alike) it is vital that we tune ourselves in with the environment and regain greater awareness of our planet and thus take better responsibility of it.
Environmental themes have always dominated my paintings yet a passion for the human form is ever present.