Kerry Darlington

Kerry Darlington has been busy creating new pieces from her studio. Her new original, ‘Serenity’ from her Tree of Tranquillity series is based on Ginkgo trees. Ginkgo’s symbolise strength and longevity. Used for their food and medicine capabilities, these trees can withstand even the severe conditions, this can be seen in Hiroshima, Japan, where the trees have survived and prospered during and after the atom bomb, where other trees died.

What makes Kerry’s work stunning to view is the bold and contemporary impact she creates, giving the work a lease of life and element of fun.

Serenity by Kerry Darlington (Tree Of Tranquility Series)

Serenity by Kerry Darlington (Tree Of Tranquillity Series)

Born in a coastal town of North Wales, Kerry’s passion for art was inspired by a love of beautiful old picture books (Rackham, Dulac and Beardsley were favourites and later on, Pre-Raphaelite painting and Art Nouveau). She studied for an illustration degree in 1996, originally intending to lead to a career in book illustration. Following University she worked in South America before returning to the U.K. to work as a designer and illustrator for an exclusive company, specializing in sculptured clay murals for private residences in the Middle East, United Arab Emirates and the U.S.A.

Kerry now works independently from her studio at home in North Wales, using all of these influences and her flexibility to create pieces of art in a variety of subjects.

Serenity by Kerry Darlington (Tree Of Tranquility Series)

Serenity by Kerry Darlington (Tree Of Tranquillity Series)

Kerry worked for years in pen and ink perfecting her drawing skills before diversifying into watercolours and later, a variety of mediums, acrylic and oil. Following her experience with the clay murals, she became interested in painting upon heavy textures and experimented widely to produce original and unique effects.

Golden Flower Pot by Kerry Darlington

Golden Flower Pot by Kerry Darlington

Her acrylic paintings are uniquely formed upon board or canvas first, using textures and gesso. The colour is then built with several transparent layers of artist resin to create depth. Her abstract pieces were initially based upon satellite photographs of Earth which created the ‘Volcanic’ Collection in 2005/2006. This has since diversified to include contemporary landscapes and figure-work, all carrying her unique style.

Golden Flower Pot by Kerry Darlington

Golden Flower Pot by Kerry Darlington

Her work has become increasingly sought after by collectors, in 2007 she was a finalist in the ‘Best Up-and-Coming Published Artist’ category in the Fine Art Trade Guild Awards, as voted by UK Galleries. Since then she has become one of the best-selling artists in the U.K. with commercial work being exhibited in many galleries.

Autumn Glory by Kerry Darlington (From her Tree Of Tranquility Series)

Autumn Glory by Kerry Darlington (From her Tree Of Tranquility Series)

Her work continues to evolve, and she is currently working with figurative paintings, using her unique style alongside realistic figure painting and portraits. She also works with designers to create absolutely unique, luxurious pieces of art for an exclusive clientèle.

Kerry Darlington at Artworx Gallery

Kerry Darlington at Artworx Gallery

For more information about Kerry Darlington and her work please visit:

Kerry Darlington at Artworx Gallery

Alternatively please ring 01543 502971 or email info@artworx.co.uk

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