kerry darlington is a welsh artist, born 1974 in rhyl, north wales. she was heavily inspired by magical fairy tale picture books and stories during her childhood, and had a particular love for arthur rackham’s intricate pen and ink work. this influenced her to take a degree in illustration, with intentions of becoming a children’s book illustrator. following this she discovered ‘art nouveau’ and the pre-raphaelite artists’. she found this work so hauntingly beautiful that it absorbed her and it still has a profound effect on her own art.... more
for the last ten years kerry has built a reputation for her original, decorative designs which have became hugely popular, focusing primarily on trees and nature. she works with texture, acrylics and resin building layers to create depth and light.
her ‘unique editions’, are in essence prints but each one is some way unique. she creates small 3d additions which are hand-worked individually and adhered to the print. the background is also hand embellished, and all the work has resin hand-applied, making each print look like an original painting.
kerry’s book illustration work recently included ‘peter pan’ by j.m barrie and ‘the magical faraway tree’ by enid blyton.
in may 2012 she was awarded ‘best-selling published artist’ at a ceremony by the fine art trade guild.