Kerry Darlington’s Tree of Harmony

Kerry Darlington’s work is bold, colourful and playful. She has a huge global following due to her unique style and fun approach. It is easy to fall in love with Kerry’s work, as there is so much information in each piece, which can be enjoyed on several levels. Her work has a three-dimensional glass-like finish which is achieved using cut out shapes and resin, she uses a huge host of materials to give different textures, shimmers, and effects. Furthermore, looking further into her work, it is even possible to see the seasons reflected in her painted leaves.

Birds of a Feather - Tree of Harmony by Kerry Darlington

Birds of a Feather – Tree of Harmony by Kerry Darlington

Born in a coastal town of North Wales, Kerry’s passion for art was inspired by a love of beautiful old picture books. Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac and Aubrey Beardsley were favourites and later on, Pre-Raphaelite painting and Art Nouveau, particularly Gustav Klimt and Alphonse Mucha. This developed into a degree in illustration in 1996, originally intended 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.

Birds of a Feather - Tree of Harmony by Kerry Darlington

Birds of a Feather – Tree of Harmony by Kerry Darlington

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. She became interested in contrasts, painting upon heavy textures and glass, and experimented widely with different products to produce original effects for abstract work. These first pieces were based upon satellite photographs of Earth which created the ‘Volcanic’ Collection in 2005/2006.

Owl Flower Pot by Kerry Darlington

Owl Flower Pot by Kerry Darlington

Her acrylic paintings are uniquely formed upon board, perspex or canvas first, using glues, textures and gesso. The colour is then built with several layers to create depth and reflection. This has since diversified to include contemporary landscapes and figure-work, all carrying her unique style.

Kerry works from her studio in North Wales, using all of these influences and her flexibility to create pieces of art in a variety of subjects. Her designs and large scale Illustrations appeal to many people and she now has numerous collectors of her work.

Flower Power - Tree of Harmony by Kerry Darlington

Flower Power – Tree of Harmony 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. In 2010 she was a finalist in the Welsh Eisteddfod Fine Art Gold Medal 2010 and in both 2010 and 2011 she was a finalist in the Best-Selling Published Artist Award, previously won by artists Rolf Harris and Jack Vettriano. Also in 2012 she was the winner of the Fine Art Trade Guild Award  for “BEST SELLING ARTIST 2012”. Since then she has become one of the leading artists in the U.K. with commercial work being exhibited in many galleries. Her work continues to evolve, as she develops her technique and refines her tools. Kerry has moved on from the Tree of Tranquility series and is now concentrating on her Tree of Harmony collection.

Flower Power - Tree of Harmony by Kerry Darlington - Detail

Flower Power – Tree of Harmony by Kerry Darlington – Detail

For more information about Kerry Darlington and her work visit:

Kerry Darlington at Artworx Gallery

Alternatively call 01543 502971 or email info@artworx.co.uk
Artworx Gallery, Cedars Business Park, Avon Road, Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 1QJ.

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