Born in 1974 in North Wales, Kerry began to develop a passion for art through her love of old picture books. As a child she was captivated by the illustrations of Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac and Aubrey Beardsley and later on she grew to love the Pre-Raphaelites and Art Nouveau.
Today she is one of the most sought after and influential artists at work in the UK and a major figure on the international art scene. Her boundless creative gift, technical brilliance, mastery of colour and above all, her infinite imagination, have taken her far beyond the everyday and turned her into a fine art sensation.
“Thanks to my Mother, stories were part of my life long before I was able to pick up a pencil. The magic of words held in stories of myth and legend lies deep within the ancient, unchangeable part of me. Once I began to draw, stories and paintings were always intertwined, inseparable. I have always been a dreamer and not very good with words, so Art is my way of translating the cosmic knowledge that is bound to my imagination.Ideas often come to me whilst I listen to a story, or a poem, or music. Or silence within a meditation.I learn from my paintings. As I paint them, they teach me” . – Kerry Darlington