Welcome to Newtown: Image by Kelly Spencer

Some of us think that we live in a bubble, and firmly believe it’s a couple of degrees warmer in Newtown than in the rest of Wellington, this week Local Illustrator Kelly Spencer was been able to represent that exact feeling in a clever image entitled, Welcome to Newtown.

“I just wanted to express what a wonderful home Newtown is..”, says Kelly,  “..and that I’m pleased to know it’s there waiting for my return.” sunny_newtown_web

Kelly has recently moved to the Sunshine Coast in Australia, is fast making a name for herself worldwide as an award winning literary Illustrator, painter, and graphic designer. The Newtown Festival was lucky enough to have Kelly work on the design and print newspaper layouts for the 2013 Fair, where she illustrated 7 festival “characters” representing each performance stage.

In 2012 Kelly was one of 6 artists sent to Auckland for the Redbull POPLIFE artist in residence programme, and in 2011 completed illustrations for award winning children’s book Taketakerau – The Millenium Tree.

Welcome to Newtown has been entered into a poster competition by hip design exhibition and lifestyle media gurus Semi-Permanentwho are bringing an exhibition to Auckland in May 2013.