With the idiom that she paints all of what she can’t see and only a little of what she can, its unsurprising that a rich series of intricate portrait works first came to the artist, Kerry Darlington in a dream. Intensely detailed studies, the works further progress the enduring theme in Darlington’s works of the symbolic connection between female beauty, nature and the spirit. Life-givers and nurturers, each woman is painted upon bare wood with grain and knot left exposed. Raw and authentic, some are decorated in feathers, leaves and flowers; emblems of the earth. In contrast other compositions introduce the philosophies of humanity in the formation of fragile origami sculptures.
Delicate and involved, every painting takes some months to complete; these extraordinary portraits will especially appeal to collectors of the beloved and enduring Pre-Raphaelite series. Until now, only released as original paintings and produced into small boutique editions of just 15 exclusively available at Wyecliffe Galleries, it is with great excitement we unveil the first unique edition from the series to be made available internationally.