Kym Latter is a Fraser Coast based artist who makes contemporary sculptures from recycled materials, and owner of Happy Creative Art Studio, a Maryborough-based art studio that encourages people of all ages and abilities to explore their creative side and discover the joy of bold colour, layers and texture through arts and crafts. Kym is a natural creator of beautiful, whimsical objects. Her colourful presence echoes her vibrant personality, and her love of arts and crafts is something she is excited to share with others. An avid recycler of reclaimed materials, Kym has abandoned her inhibitions and embraced her love of the unconventional, letting her imagination run wild and free. An elegant fish made from black plastic bags, delicate beetles from toilet rolls and cereal boxes, and adorable animal portraits from egg cartons, there is no end to Kym’s quirky creations. “Using reclaimed materials from household waste, roadsides, op-shops and recycling centres forces inventiveness to transform them into something artistic and beautiful,” she says. “This encourages a shift in perception for the viewer about waste and consumerism.” – Kym Latter Kym believes in creating art for fun and has no room for “art rules” or judgement. She welcomes experimentation, individuality, and self-expression and if it feels like fun, then you’re doing it right! This is Kym’s passion, and she willingly shares it with others, freeing them of their insecurities with her nurturing guidance and unique ability to make you feel comfortable and safe.