Shelby Mcleod is a Toronto based illustrator and screen printer. She uses her practice as a vehicle to tell stories that are familiar and representational of day to day life, inspired by alleyways, commuting around the city as well as snapshots into the minutiae of her own and friends personal lives. Shelby’s work is female centered depicting characters with an air of power and rebellion, presenting empowered attitudes in response to difficult situations where it is hard to remain strong. Colour is regularly present in Shelby’s work and incorporated into her screen printing practice, exploring variation and modification of an image to create the perfect combination of colour and composition. Through combining colour and form with social interests Shelby generates work that is a pleasure to make and observe.