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Born in Scotland in 1965, Kerry discovered her artistic talents aged 3, the halcyon blue gloss paint stripes on the garage wall and on her best friend surprising even her mother. Initial fascination with a box of pastels given to her mum exploded into a passion after visiting a Degas exhibition; the vividness of the hues left a deep and lasting impression. Her love of painting and drawing won her a place at the world renowned Glasgow School of Art at the age of 17, graduating in 1986 with a BA HONOURS. Kerry then began working in the Design Department of the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine and running a small company, “Trousseau Treasures”, from home.
While plein air sketching on the Balearic Islands Kerry found love, married and moved to Germany in 1988, where she still lives. During her time in Germany she has worked in teaching, freelance design and raised a family. Extensive travel provided Kerry with the visual stimulation she craves and she is often to be seen sketchbook in hand, architecture and landscapes being her preferred motifs.
Kerry’s work has been exhibited in Milan, London, Glasgow and Edinburgh and has also featured in The Glasgow Herald, The Scottish Field Magazine and on BBC Scotland, and recently in Gail Sibley’s HowToPastel Blog and in the Cyber Art Show. Her paintings hang in collections in Canada, the USA, the UK, Germany and Italy.
Kerry's expressive and energetic paintings are executed in pastel and created both in her studio and plein air. Having widely experimented with other materials, returning to pastel feels very much like coming home.
Kerry says about her work,
“Pastels are the perfect medium for me; spontaneous, capable of providing vibrant fields of colour, spectacular layering and beautiful lines. The sticks allow [...]Read the rest of this bio on the
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