Dandelion Dreams by Kerry Slack

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Hand Embellished Limited Edition Print

Medium: Mixed media watercolour and ink limited edition print embellished with gold gilding
Dimensions: 30 x 40cm
Price: £120

This is one of my favourite pieces, finished with gold leaf and a dandelion wish, the original hangs on my wall and will forever remind me of covid lockdowns. During this time I’ve felt that I’ve had little control over the direction of my life. Like many of you my plans, hopes and dreams were replaced with the unexpected, with challenges, with no perfect solutions. I started this painting but it went through stages, bad stages. I gave up all my expectations for it and started to just drop the paint on, letting it evolve, not really having an ending in mind. I love it now. Despite the challenges, Covid has also given me a quiet, calm and thoughtful moment in m life. It’s taught me that somedays it’s OK to just accept things, go with the flow with a wish for a better tomorrow. “Dandelion Daydreams”.
Limited edition (1/50) hand embellished print on Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper (310 gsm), a professional archival grade fine art paper.

To purchase this piece visit Kerry’s website here: www.kerryslackart.com/product-page/dandelion-dreams

Kerry is at Studio 33, click here to find out more.

About Kerry

I’m a figurative artist creating originals and limited edition prints, offering dance/gymnastic commissions and commercial watercolour illustrations. I have a studio at Harrow Arts Centre. I’m self taught however supplement my learning with classes at Harrow Art Centre and at City Lit in Covent Garden. I’ve shown my work locally at the HAC Gallery in a joint exhibition (2018), in the current Creative Quarantine exhibition and local cafe’s.

I’ve worked for 20 years as a Product Manager in mobile telecoms and IT. However, I took a career break some years ago for family reasons and am now making a full career change into art.
Originally inspired to paint my dancing daughter, I love the feelings of freedom, energy and invincibility that dance creates and aim to portray the essence of a powerful, graceful athlete in motion.
I sketch from life which is great for my understanding of dance and gymnastics, then with the aid of photos turn those sketches into final works. My daughter’s dancing days didn’t last too long so I’ve had to find inspiration elsewhere. I sketch a few times a year during the English National Ballet rehearsals and have recently been collaborating with an international ballet dancer and professional dance photographers. I work in acrylic and watercolour and paint in a fluid, splashy style that lends itself particularly well to movement.

I’m married with a school age daughter. Aside from my artistic work, I provide ‘on call’ IT support for a local business and volunteer with St. Luke’s Hospice, Kenton, where I enjoy spending time creating art with the patients.

 


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