The 'Fairy Tales' Collection by Kerry Darlington

January 03, 2017

The 'Fairy Tales' Collection by Kerry Darlington

The Myth Behind the Magic....

Collecting fragments of European folklore, the infamous Brothers Grimm created literature which has woven a thread of magic throughout the art of storytelling.  Appropriating Germanic figures including Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty the brothers recorded whispers handed down from parent to child, developing narratives to illuminate a fantastical and sometimes subversive land, far far away.  Working all but simultaneously in Denmark in the 19th Century, cultural icon Hans Christian Anderson was penning a collection of now iconic original fairy tales including the Little Mermaid and the Snow Queen encapsulating the Nordic spirit. 

Kerry Darlington snow queen little mermaid snow white rose red rapunzel

Kerry Darlington's Inspirations

Such stories have become the touchstone of leading contemporary artist Kerry Darlington, whose talent has transformed the black and white written word into stunning painted form. Introducing the romantic chronicles in symbolic style, the artist has handpicked single passages from the stories to frame the tender moments of solace and contemplation, which sit apart from the traditional action and uncertainty. 

Darlington's Snow Queen

Often acquired piece by piece to build the full collection, the most recent edition unveiled is the fair skinned The Snow Queen, softly cradled on a bed of clouds adorned with a dress fashioned from the star filled sky. Darlington has crafted the pieces to include clear three-dimensional raised icicles and snowflakes, a new approach to her unique limited edition collections.  With Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White Rose Red all but sold out, now is the golden opportunity to add the missing piece to your collection.

Watch Kerry Darlington paint the snow queen here

See Kerry Darlington's 'Pre-Raphaelite' series here

Browse the full Kerry Darlington collection

Kerry Darlington Snow Queen

Kerry Darlington Snow Queen

Kerry Darlington Snow Queen

Kerry Darlington Snow Queen

 






Also in News

New Perspectives - Becky Smith
New Perspectives - Becky Smith

January 26, 2021

Immerse yourself in holographic illusion in Becky Smith’s intriguing new collection ‘New Perspectives’. A collision of art and science, this progressive young artist presents unique visions of the universe.

View full article →

Sleeping Beauty - Kerry Darlington
Sleeping Beauty - Kerry Darlington

January 22, 2021

Sleeping Beauty is the first circular portrait edition by Kerry Darlington. Drawing inspiration from the classic tale by the Brothers Grimm following from the success of last years piece in the Folklore collection Goldilocks.

View full article →

Christmas gifting guide - Wyecliffe's top picks
Christmas gifting guide - Wyecliffe's top picks

December 09, 2020

With the holiday season fast approaching, take advantage of all the art Wyecliffe has to offer and gift your family and friends with something extra special this Christmas.

View full article →