A modern home and familiar comforts decorate the lighthouse like a large dolls house. Items which viewers will be familiar with dot through the home – a cat sleeping on the sofa, an Xbox beside the tv, Minecraft toys, music posters, ketchup on the dining table and the washing basket full to the brim. Bright and colourfully decorated like the pages of an Ikea catalogue. An imaginary snapshot of modern life in a family lighthouse as if the walls had been removed to let you see inside.
Kelly-Anne Cairns is an artist and arts tutor. She graduated from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen in 1999 and exhibits worldwide. Her paintings are calm and delicate depictions of figures and objects with a painterly quality. She is fascinated with Japanese culture and often uses Japanese inspired styles in her work. She has been selected for the bp Portrait Award exhibition, shortlisted for The Scottish Portrait Award and selected as an artist contestant for Sky Portrait Artist of The Year, aired in March 2020. Recently she has relocated from Aberdeen and now works in a studio at Fire Station Creative in Dunfermline.