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10 November 2013

Pandora's Box - Kerry Darlington

Pandora's Box

Released on 25th November 2013

Unique Limited Edition of 195


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"


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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Born in 1974 on a coastal town of North Wales, Kerry Darlington's talent was fuelled by beautiful old picture books (Rackham, Dulac and Beardsley were favourites) which developed into gaining a degree in illustration in 1996. Following university she left the UK to work in Bolivia, South America, an adventure which intensified the vibrancy and creativity of her work.
On her return to Wales she worked as a designer for an exclusive company specialising in sculptured clay murals for private residences in the Middle East, United Arab Emirates and the U.S.A.
Kerry now works independently, from her studio at home in North Wales, using all of these influences and her artistic flexibility to create pieces of art on a wide variety of subjects.
Kerry worked for years in pen and ink perfecting her drawing skills before diversifying into watercolours and later, a variety of mediums, acrylic and oil. Following her experience with the clay murals, she became interested in painting upon heavy textures and experimented widely to produce original effects.
Her acrylic paintings are uniquely formed upon board or canvas first, using texture and gessos. The colour is then built upon with several transparent layers to create depth. Her abstract pieces were initially based upon satellite photographs of Earth which created the 'Volcanic' collection in 2005/2006. This has since diversified to include contemporary landscapes and figure work, all carrying her unique style.
Kerry's work has become increasingly sought after by collectors, and in 2007 she was a finalist in the 'Best Up-and-Coming Published Artist' category in the Fine Art trade Guild Awards, as voted by sales in UK Galleries. 
Her work continues to evolve, and she is currently experimenting with figurative oil paintings, using her contemporary style alongside the realistic painting.

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: 

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