kerry darlington

13 years ago Kerry became self-employed and began a new venture, selling decorative abstract works on eBay. Her work became hugely popular and a year later was spotted by a gallery and a publishing agent who began to sell her work instead. Kerry has since built a reputation for her original, decorative designs, focusing primarily on trees and nature.

Several years ago she released her book Illustrations as Unique Edition prints – the reception to this work was spectacular! Her first releases – ‘Midnight Garden’ and her ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ were so popular that they sold out in hours. Her book illustration work went on to include ‘Peter Pan’, a whole series of ‘Alice in Wonderland’, and ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ by Frank Baum. In 2013 she was given special permission to illustrate her childhood favourite – ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton.

She then released her private collection of figurative works which took her work to another level, with ‘Ophelia’, ‘Undine’, ‘The lady of Shalott’ amongst them. Many of these sought after pieces are still in demand and have gone on to obtain high values on the secondary market.

In May 2012 and in 2014 she was awarded ‘Best-Selling Published Artist’ at a ceremony by the Fine Art Trade Guild. Kerry continues to inspire other artists and has become one of the most sought after artists in the UK today, with hundreds of collectors across the country and abroad.

“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.”​

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