Kerry Stoker

2017 Art Trail

 

Using mainly acrylic and oils, I experiment with styles from abstract and loose, to disciplined and representational, keeping my work vibrant and fresh. Sometimes my paintings are completely imaginary and I love to use colour, shape and movement to express and evoke an emotional response, and sometimes they are based loosely or definitely on a memory or image of somewhere I have been. Landscape informs both my free flowing abstract, and my representational, paintings. Gardens and still life, along with quiet interiors I find equally fascinating.

2017
• Involved in the Pebble Project – IAT artists’ collaboration
• As part of the Bradford UNESCO City of Film my paintings shown on the Big Screen in Centenary Square, Bradford

Previous
• Christmas Exhibition, Ilkley 2016
• Ilkley Art Trail 2011 – 2016
• Art for Youth London, North & Sheffield
• Saltaire Arts Trail
• The Society of Women Artists, London

• Royal Society of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London – shortlisted
• Watercolour Challenge – regional finalist
• The Artist Magazine – awarded prize in summer painting competition

• BA Honours in Fine Art, Reading University, a pupil of Sir Terry Frost
• PGCE, Stranmillis College, Belfast
• Head of Art, Rockport Preparatory School, Northern Ireland
• Art Co-ordinator, Westville House School, Ilkley
• Retired to paint full-time

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2016 Art Trail

Painting makes me happy. I love colour and the process and stuff of paint and work mainly in acrylic on canvas or paper. Immersing myself in and experimenting with different styles keeps my work vibrant and fresh and depends on my mood, vision or client’s brief. Some are observed and rendered in minute detail; others are a softened version of reality, or free and totally abstract.

Discovering and developing technique is essential for my artistic progression, which I always find satisfying, stimulating and challenging. Producing a painting that comes alive from a plain flat surface is tremendously exciting.

Nothing gives me greater pleasure than connecting and communicating via my paintings with other people transporting them into a world in which to dream, stimulating memories and the imagination.

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EXHIBITIONS

IAT, 2011 2012 2013 2015

Art for Youth London, RCA, 2011 2012 2013

Saltaire Arts Trail, 2013

Art for Youth North, 2012

Art for Youth Sheffield, 2012

Society of Women Artists, Westminster Gallery, London

Pastel Society, Mercer Gallery, Harrogate

Spirit of the Garden, Salisbury Museum

Tom Caldwell Gallery, Belfast

AWARDS /ACHIEVEMENTS

ROI, Mall Galleries, London – shortlisted 2013

Watercolour Challenge – regional finalist, Channel 4 series

Artist magazine – competition prize

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