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The World’s Largest Coral Reef Inspires Kelly-Anne Love

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  • Kerry-Anne Blanket
  • 25/10/2019

One of Australia’s most remarkable natural features is the Great Barrier Reef, which has inspired Kelly-Anne Love’s new series of paintings. The breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef, comprised of literally thousands of unique reef systems and corals and several hundred tropical sun-soaked islands, is home to an abundance of marine life.


The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space. It’s no wonder it has inspired Kelly-Anne Love’s new series of paintings.

“Full of colour, coral and sea life, we are truly blessed to have one of the biggest and most diverse reefs in the world. It is home to 1600 different species which means I am never at a loss for creativity.” Kelly-Anne Love

Kelly-Anne’s aim for this series is to draw attention to the beauty of the reef and bring about awareness of the need to protect it. The highly vulnerable Great Barrier Reef is currently at grave risk. Over the past thirty years it has lost half its coral cover, pollution has caused deadly starfish outbreaks, and climate change has produced horrific coral bleaching. Coastal development is also a significant contributor. That’s why we need to act quickly and fight for the conservation of the Great Barrier Reef.



“I want to create artworks that capture some of the unique species I love and to immortalize them in artworks, while highlighting the beauty and the treasures it holds in the hope of helping advocate the importance of saving and protecting the now threatened The Great Barrier Reef…” Kelly-Anne Love



Kerry-Anne Blanket, Director & Curator - KAB Gallery
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Kerry-Anne Blanket

Director & Curator - KAB Gallery

KAB Gallery’s Kerry-Anne Blanket holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts and two Masters degrees (Hons) from the University of Sydney. With an extensive career in art education along with the management of museums and investment art galleries, Kerry-Anne can offer premier art consulting to her clients and source specially requested works. 

She has a keen eye for detail, comprehensive art market knowledge and a love of all things beautiful. Kerry-Anne works directly with artists and collectors alike to curate interesting and eclectic exhibitions.