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Kerry Louise Bennett

Welcome Flowers

Welcome Flowers

Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 x 4cm, 54 x 54 x 5.5cm framed, 1.9kg, £765

Spotty Cup Striped Curtains

Spotty Cup Striped Curtains

Acrylic on board, 26 x 30 x 0.5cm, 33.5 x 39 x 3.5cm framed, 0.9kg, £340

Freesias And Figs

Freesias And Figs

Acrylic on board, 26 x 30 x 0.5cm, 33.5 x 39 x 3.5cm framed, 0.9kg, £340

Flowers On The Table

Flowers On The Table

Acrylic on board, 41 x 41 x 0.5cm, 52 x 52 x 3.5cm framed, 1.6kg, £475

Space To Think

Space To Think

Acrylic on canvas, 46 x 56 x 2cm, 49 x 59 x 3.5cm framed, 1.2kg, £750

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Acrylic on board, 26 x 30 x 0.5cm, 33.5 x 39 x 3.5cm framed, 0.9kg, £340

Prickly Pear with a Bottle

Prickly Pear with a Bottle

Acrylic on canvas, 23 x 31 x 1.8cm, 32 x 40 x 3.5cm framed, 0.9kg, £320

A Pleasing Arrangement

A Pleasing Arrangement

Acrylic on cradle panel, 50 x 40cm, 54 x 44cm framed, £600

Sunflowers and Cyclamen

Sunflowers and Cyclamen

SOLD oil on canvas board, 40 x 40cm, 50 x 50cm framed

Free Range

Free Range

SOLD oil on canvas, 42 x 60cm, 48 x 66cm framed

Two Pears

Two Pears

SOLD oil on canvas board, 40 x 40cm, 50 x 50cm framed

Treat Table

Treat Table

SOLD oil on canvas board, 40 x 40cm, 50 x 50cm framed

Chefs Dressing

Chefs Dressing

SOLD oil on board, 30 x 30cm, 45 x 45cm framed

Pears On Pink Table

Pears On Pink Table

SOLD acrylic on cradled panel, 50 x 50cm, 53 x 53cm framed

Wild Flowers in a Willow Vase

Wild Flowers in a Willow Vase

SOLD oil on canvas, 59 x 83cm, 63 x 88cm framed

Marmalade Day

Marmalade Day

SOLD acrylic on cradled panel, 50 x 50cm, 53 x 53cm framed

Happy Days

Happy Days

SOLD acrylic on cradled panel, 50 x 50cm, 53 x 53cm framed

Abundance

Abundance

SOLD acrylic on canvas, 46 x 56cm, 49 x 59cm framed

Darling Clementine

Darling Clementine

SOLD acrylic on cradled panel, 50 x 50cm, 53 x 53cm framed

Balance

Balance

SOLD acrylic on cradled panel, 50 x 40cm, 54 x 44cm framed

Kerry Louise Bennett makes vibrant works loaded with texture and pattern. Her previous lives working in set design, furniture restoration and photography, and her love of Magical Realism in literature and music, all feed into the semi-abstract interior and still life compositions she paints. Elements in the paintings are informed by memories rather than being drawn directly from life. Instead, she conjures objects intuitively to serve her sense of spatial orchestration with the abstract sensibility of a process-led artist. However, an essence of romance and storytelling always seems to emerge in her charming characterful paintings. 

Like the conductor of an unruly orchestra, Bennett works over multiple layers before finding the story the painting wants to tell. Colour & composition, strong mark-making, and the essential materiality of paint drive her practice, and, while people are absent in her still lifes, each one contains a strong sense of the personality of the creator – the introvert, the observer, the dreamer. 

 

Kerry’s work is held in private collections in the UK, USA & Europe. 

 

“I am a painter, a lover of colour, texture and narrative. Sensitive, curious, bold, and messy I find freedom in the act of painting, and a deep satisfaction in the resolution of the visual conundrums that emerge when I embark on a conversation with the canvas. The process is instinctive, and there can be many passes over the canvas before the final work appears. I find it so fascinating that my chaotic approach often results in paintings that exude a real sense of calm contained in such a riot of colour!”

 

Recent Shows:

Shortlisted for Cosimo Art Prize 2023
‘Collection 7’, March – May 2023 Katherine Richards Gallery, Hove
‘Form’ Group show, March – May 2023, Highgate Contemporary Art, London
‘We Called Yesterday Today’, group show, Jan - March 2023, Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
‘Precious Postcards’, group show, Art and People, Bristol, December 2022
‘Food For Thoughts’ group show curated by p-ArtFactory, Mercato Mayfair, London
‘Accessible Art Show’ group show, Nov 2022 - Black White Gallery, London
‘50x50’ group show, The Auction Collective, London, Nov 2022
‘Art on a Postcard’ Winter auction, The Bomb Factory Covent Garden, London Nov 2022
'The Great Little Picture Show' Nov 2022 – Dovecot Gallery, Doncaster
'Art Post Originals' Nov 2022 – The Art Post, Sheffield
‘Winter to Spring’ group show, April 2022 Highgate Contemporary Art, London
‘Carnivals of Clouds’ group show, March 2022, Janet Rady Fine Art, London
‘Scion’ group show, Jan 2022 Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
'The Great Little Picture Show' Nov 2021 – Dovecot Gallery, Doncaster
‘Postcard Show’, Nov 2021 Highgate Contemporary Art London
‘Portrayal’ group show, Sept 2021 – Dovecot Gallery, Doncaster
‘Art in the Gardens’ group show, Aug 2021 Botanical Gardens, Sheffield
‘Summer Solstice’ group show, June 2021, Fronteer Gallery Sheffield
‘Re-Cultivate’ group show, Jan 2021 Cultivate Gallery, London

 

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