Theater Clouds is Canadian artist, Elly Mackay. The minute I saw her work I was in love. Her pieces are delicate, mesmerizing and beautiful. The process in which she works is sort of like creating a play or film but in stills. She uses ink for the drawings on yupo paper, cuts them out and layers them in an assemblage of wonderful little scenes. With the addition of lighting, these dreamy images are born.
Mackay studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where she received her BFA. She is married with two children and spends most of her time creating these amazing pieces for us all to see. Thanks Elly!
The palette’s from which her work are created are mostly muted tones that have a romantic feel to them. They are great inspiration for weddings and baby showers, not to mention a calm and meditative interior space.
Check out her 2011 interview on Etsy to learn more about her process.