Kelly Thompson was born in New Zealand and now resides in Melbourne. Kelly Thompson has a Bachelor of Design (hons) with a photographic major, and has gained a reputation as a popular public speaker. Kelly creates original artworks using a combination of hand drawn line and Photoshop colouring, her work is delicate and feminine, at times sensual, and her colouring is bold with energetic clashes.
Kelly works on a wide range of commercial commissions, and has had particular success working with fashion and beauty brands internationally. Her work has been published in What I Love About Movies, Curvy (5 times) – Paper Tiger Media, The Purple Book – Lawrence King Press, Darkness of Noon – Pearce Press, Hand Made Illustration – Monsa Publications, Trendy Fashion Illustrators – Monsa Publications, This is Fashion Illustration – Monsa Publications, The beautiful – Gestalten Books, Wooden Toy Quarterly Handmade Edition. Kelly Thompson was an ambassador for the Nintendo 3DSXL, has been a guest speaker at the Semi Permanent conference five times, and has been invited as a guest speaker at over ten creative events & charity events.