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3 November 2013

Pandora's Box - Kerry Darlington


Pandora's Box

Released on 25th November 2013

Unique Limited Edition of 195

£1350

Mixed media in high gloss resin finish. Framed in a handmade, white gloss Frinton frame.
Each Unique Edition is embellished with 3D pieces and finished with red, gold and silver leaf

Image size: 20" x 48"
Framed size: 26" x 54"

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In Classical Greek mythology, Pandora was the first human woman created by the deities on the instructions of Zeus.
Each of the deities helped create her by giving her unique gifts.
Pandora was given a large jar and instructed by Zeus to keep it closed. However she had also been given the gift of curiosity, and so ultimately opened it.
When she removed the lid, all of the evils, ills and diseases, that mankind had not known previously, escaped from the jar, but it is said, that at the very bottom of her jar, there lay hope.'



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Kerry Darlington's art is just magical, wonderful and fantastical.  If you are passionate about children’s fairy tales, love your alternative landscapes or are obsessed by fictional characters such as ‘Ophelia’, then Kerry’s paintings you must consume.  Winning the ‘Best-selling Published Artist Award 2012′, Kerry has built up quite a portfolio of pieces.  Ranging from original paintings of 80″ x 60″ to smaller ‘study’ pieces measuring 14″ x 14″, there is a collection to suit most tastes.
Inspired by Arthur Rackman’s illustrations, Kerry began with illustrations of stories, fairies and poetry and soon moved on to creating pieces inspired by her love of art in the 19th and early 20th century.  Using modern art techniques, such as overlaying her work with resin, thus making her style so unique and refreshing.
Choosing fictional and popular childhood characters such as Ophelia, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and Enid’s Blyton’s ‘The Magic Faraway Tree”, Kerry puts her unique stamp on them all. 





Kerry Darlington is a Welsh artist, born 1974 in Rhyl, North Wales. She was heavily inspired by magical fairy tale picture books and stories during her childhood, and had a particular love for Arthur Rackham's intricate pen and ink work. This influenced her to take a degree in Illustration, with intentions of becoming a children's book Illustrator. Following this she discovered ‘Art Nouveau’ and the Pre-Raphaelite artists’. She found this work so hauntingly beautiful that it absorbed her and it still has a profound effect on her own art.

For the last seven years Kerry has built a reputation for her original, decorative designs which became hugely popular, focusing primarily on trees and nature.
She recently took the decision to release her book Illustrations as Unique Edition prints - the ‘Midnight Garden’ sold out within a month and her ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ was so popular that it sold-out rapidly before obtaining high values on the secondary market. Her book illustration work is next to include ‘Peter Pan’ by J.M. Barrie and ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton.
In May 2012 she was awarded ‘Best-Selling Published Artist’ at a ceremony by the Fine Art Trade Guild.
   

On her original pieces, Kerry works with texture, acrylics and resin. She works in layers to build up depth and create more light. She uses resin as a medium rather than a varnish on the original paintings.
With her ‘Unique Editions’, whilst in essence they are prints, each one is some way unique. She creates small 3D additions which are hand-worked individually and adhered to the print. The background is also hand embellished, and all the work has resin hand-applied, making each print look like an original painting. 

For further information on this & other Kerry Darlington originals and limited prints please call 

0114 235 2429




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