9th November 2020 and we are spoiled once again with the ❤️ Kerry Darlington Winter 2020 - Collection. Leading the collection is 'Alice In The Rose Garden' unique edition, set to be Kerry's last ever in her Alice In Wonderland series - some of our bestselling artwork to date!
Along with her first circular (no frame) release: 'Walking Each Other Home,' there are three spectacular fi ... read more
30th September 2020 heralds the launch and final image ❤️ of 'Lost Worlds,' which features a magical underwater scene with Orcas and Blue Whales to name but two creatures and on the shore side we see: Fairy Castles, a pyramid, Dragons and Pirate Ships! - so much to love and discover in Kerry's latest Unique Edition.
21st September 2020 leads with the exciting news of 'Lost Worlds,' Kerry's upcoming new release, and it appears to be an underwater adventure with: Tropical Fish, Mermaids, Sea Turtles and Seahorses abound! The first image snippet is now visible and you can pre-order with us now.
22nd June 2020 see's Dorothy's Dream unique (limited) edition finally makes its long awaited general release, delayed during the Covid19 Crisis, its it beautiful and so worth the wait and we are back in the wonderful world of the Wizard Of Oz!
Be sure to peruse the Kerry Darlington Wooden Background - collection, unique editions whose backgrounds have been painted to appear as though they were created on wood; giving the artwork an oldy worldly feel, they add a further dimension to her fairy tale imagery.
The 28th February 2020 will see the artist's latest Boutique Edition on sale, called simply 'Cosmic Angel' and will likely centre on a winged angelic figure, we can't wait for the full image to be revealed!
26th November 2019 sees some of Kerry's Boutique Edition collection available from us for the first time, rarer than her normal releases and previously only available when she appears in Galleries, a fantastic opportunity for never before seen images to be purchased.
Kerry Darlington is one of the UK's most popular painters of contemporary Original and limited edition art, a position she has held for at least 15 years (as of 2020) and her paintings and prints have been on sale in UK galleries since at least the late 1990s.
**A short interview with Kerry:
Her 'published' art career began with her originals being distributed by 'Image Designs' of Harrogate to galleries and after a long and successful relationship, she changed distributor and went under the wing of Milton Keynes based 'Buckingham Fine Art.'
A few years on, and with increased success she decided to 'go it alone' and become a self-published (& self-distributed) artist to gain more autonomy as a painter, something that directly effects almost every artist's creativity and process.
Later she signed herself to 'Demontfort Fine Art' distributor in Litchfield, before finally returning to self-published status in October 2018 – to mark the occasion her first new release was the superb limited edition: 'Alice Finds The Little Door.'
The artist is known for several styles or themes in her art. Initially 'Image Designs' put her on the map with fantastic originals art simply called 'The Tree Of Life' and Kerry sold many 100s of variants of this theme - mixing up the colours of the: base of the paintings, the backgrounds and the hand-embellished pieces that made up the leaves of the trees.
Her abstract tree/art series was another tremendously sort after collection of originals. The top 30% of these paintings would show trees on the surface and the remaining below 70% of the canvas featured an abstract world below it (in the ground itself), often with resin paint colour of: red, brown, yellow and orange, with beautiful infusions of gold too!
Quirky pots and owls also proved a popular collection of originals that would again sell of the wall within days of being hung in galleries; often small pieces, they would provide an excellent price point for her growing fans in the noughties.
Clearly, Kerry is fascinated by rhyme, fairy tales and old children's storybooks - featuring sketches of mysterious beats, characters and adventures in far off places.
Her love of Steampunk style & iconography is a theme she has often visits in her original paintings, including the 'Eccentric Machines' series.
**A six min film about the artist:
But it is her series featuring Lewis Carroll's characters from his book: 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865),' also known by the Disney film adaption name 'Alice In Wonderland' (1951), that arguably catapulted her fully into the British consciousness with the large size & brazenly colourful limited editions for which is most famous.
Did you know that Kerry coined her own name for her limited editions and calls them 'Unique' editions, namely because each piece gains so much hand embellishment, painting, glossing & finishing that it lies somewhere in between a limited edition and an original piece of art, which each individual limited slighter 'unique' from the other – the 'Unique Edition' name is near perfect for her work wouldn’t you agree?
Kerry was born in North Wales and she distributes and sends her art to galleries from her base, in the picturesque seaside town of Prestatyn in Denbighshire.