calendar 2024 Designed and printed by Masako Styles
Stapled crease finish and Printed in New Zealand.
30cm x 15cm
Printed using vegetable based inks on paper produced from certified and audited (WMF) Well Managed Forest Plantations.
Welcome to Welly Girl!
My name is Masako Styles and I am the artist and director of Welly Girl.
Welly Girl (or Windy Welly Girl) was originally just a piece of illustration made by me around 2016. When I first moved to Wellington, I was shocked by its windiness (Car door slamming on my butt, wheelie bins blown and fallen down in the middle of street, and there was news about trampoline flying in the air…), at the same time, I was fascinated and inspired by it as an artist and had an urge to create something about the windiness. That is how the first Windy Welly Girl illustration was created. It has become a series and there are over 14 of them (including Windy Welly Boys) now and it has been continuing to grow.
I also love drawing plants. I was amazed how it is full of beautiful greens here in New Zealand. I used to live in South California which, unlike here, is pretty much always full of sunshine. I enjoyed living there but I am definitely appreciating the change scenery here. Even though I am looking at the same view from the same house, the landscape can look completely different depending on the weather and time. It is amazing and never gets boring!
You might also find artwork / products that are related to Japan / Japanese culture as I am originally from Japan.