Kira Behnert channels her positive outlook on life into her art; contrasting powerful, bright colours with subdued tones to reflect her respect for nature and the opportunities life's challenges bring. Inspired by her travels to the Middle East, Southern Europe and sunny California, Kira's work is driven by emotions; she continues to ‘write chapters’ until she feels the story is told. Her art intends to radiate this positivity in people's homes.
Charlotte Keates invites us to step into her detailed, idyllic interiors and calming architectural scenes. Here, the viewer can choose to occupy the space themselves, from the inside looking out or from the outside looking in – like a scene in a movie. Charlotte’s work is inspired by travels around the world, and seeks to explore the ergonomics of a space and how humans act and react to architectural spaces –making you want to jump in, explore and relax.
Digital Artist Fei Alexeli invites us to face our deepest fears and escape into a parallel universe. Evoking a nostalgia for 60s America, contrasted with surreal compositions of outer space and tropicana in a pink haze, her utopian scenes make us feel less alone and help us to see that beauty is all around us.
In her striking abstract pieces, Artist Anna F Macdonald creates simple marks which deliberately leave space; asking the viewer to breathe and be present. She describes her minimalist compositions as ‘a visual form of breathing’. We spoke about the importance of self-care, self-acceptance and vulnerability and how she finds zen in a busy world.