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Kerry Darlington

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Kerry Darlington – Pantheress. Limited Edition Print. Hand Signed

  • Unique Limited Edition Print, hand signed by the artist
  • Edition Size: 95 worldwide
  • Image Size: 42 x 30″
  • Frame Size: 51 x 39″
  • Medium: 3D elements with resin
  • Price includes frame as supplied by the studio in silver/blue framed
  • Every unique edition of ‘Pantheress’ will be accompanied by a hand-embellished signed Charm as shown
  • Free standard UK mainland delivery
  • Full Certification & Documentation
  • See artist biography below
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Biography

Kerry Darlington – Pantheress

Kerry Darlington – Pantheress. Limited Edition Print. Hand Signed

Inspiration

“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. 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.”

Technique

Indeed, Kerry’s paintings begin maybe with a doodle from a daydream, a photograph of her children, or inspired by the last painting she worked on. Undoubtedly, while she usually has a firm idea of the main composition, the rest happens organically as she begins to paint. In addition, she uses acrylic, metallics and several layers of resin.

Most Critical Time of the Painting

Starting always with a primed wooden board cut to the size required. First, she draws on the main elements and then she paints in some background colour. There is always a plan to this background layer and it is the most critical time of the painting. This is because she needs to have a good idea of which colours will be applied upon the next layer.

Resin

Following this, subsequent layers of resin are painted upon, building up and intensifying the background colours. Or painting over pastels to give a gentle translucent colour. Finally on the top layer of resin, she adds the finer details of the piece, adding small white highlights and the finished image is archival-varnished.

Growth and Recognition

13 years ago Kerry Darlington had become self-employed and began a new venture, selling decorative abstract works on eBay. Then her work had become 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.
Furthermore, Kerry 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. In addition, 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.
Importantly, 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