Kerry L Brown is a senior creative with 25 years' experience in design and advertising. Formally trained as a graphic designer, Kerry's transition to a full-time artist has been a turning point in not just her work life, but in her view of life in general - she describes the transition as 'a whole new view of the world.'
'I see things so much more clearly, more vividly now, and I push these observations by depicting them as I'd like them to be. Real-life isn't my thing, it's too confronting for me', says Kerry.
Influenced heavily by strong design principles, her work is as diverse as it is dynamic; Kerry's style is experimental and always evolving, yet has an underlying delicacy and a high level of detail that reflects her ability to look past the surface of a situation or scene and to capture its essence. On her most recent series of paintings, Kerry L Brown describes her work as ‘illustrative observations and interpretations of the everyday, with a healthy dose of optimism and joy.’
Based in Bendigo, in regional Victoria, Kerry is constantly inspired by the natural environment, often using colours based on the local landscape in her interior studies. In her photography and printmaking, the artist focuses on the finer details, on '...looking closer to reveal layers of hidden beauty in unexpected ways'.
Kerry regularly works from her studio space at the Bendigo Pottery, and is available by appointment.
Northern College of the Arts and Technology - Certificate III in Visual Arts
La Trobe University - Bachelor of Arts (Graphic Design)
(January 22 - 31) 'Immersion 20/20' at Dudley House Gallery, Bendigo
(March 3 - 31) 'Selected works', at the Bendigo Pottery café gallery
(November 29 2020 - February 8 2021) St John of God Bendigo Hospital group exhibition
(March 11 - 28) '29' at Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy
(March 4 - 8) Bendigo Open Studios at the Bendigo Bank art space, Bendigo and St John of God Hospital Atrium, Bendigo
Linden Postcard Show 2020-21, at Linden New Art, St Kilda
Carlingford Community Art Show, online
'Monochrome' at inCube8r Gallery, Fitzroy
Fifty Squared Art Prize 2020, at Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy
43rd Apollo Bay Art Show, Apollo Bay
‘2019 Ilford CCP Salon’ at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy
'Almost Solo' at inCube8r Gallery, Fitzroy
'A Hundred Eyes' at inCube8r Gallery and Emporium, Prahran
Art4All 2019 at Fairfield PS, Fairfield