Kerry Darlington - The Worlds Collide Collection

September 07, 2020

Kerry Darlington - The Worlds Collide Collection

A WORLD OF REVERIE

The Worlds Collide Collection by Kerry Darlington is the ultimate fantasy story told by one of the UK’s most compelling artists. In a series of works that take her magical characters from the city of London to historical castles, the works tell of the journey to defends virtues of goodness and innocence from evil unseen forces. As the home of Kerry Darlington, Wyecliffe explores the story to date as well as announces the next exciting instalment ‘Lost Worlds’.

The Worlds Collide Collection by Kerry Darlington is the ultimate fantasy story told by one of the UK’s most compelling artists. In a series of works that take her magical characters from the city of London to historical castles, the works tell of the journey to defends virtues of goodness and innocence from evil unseen forces. As the home of Kerry Darlington, Wyecliffe explores the story to date as well as announces the next exciting instalment ‘Lost Worlds’.

THE NEWEST ADVENTURE


Wyecliffe Galleries are thrilled to exclusively announce that the latest instalment from the seminal Worlds Collide collection ‘Lost Worlds’ by Kerry Darlington is coming to Wyecliffe at the end of September; set beneath the waves 'Lost Worlds' is set to dive deeper into the fantastical world that Kerry has created than ever before. Be sure to secure your edition with us now whilst low numbers are still available.

Wyecliffe Galleries are thrilled to exclusively announce that the latest instalment from the seminal Worlds Collide collection ‘Lost Worlds’ by Kerry Darlington is coming to Wyecliffe at the end of September; set beneath the waves 'Lost Worlds' is set to dive deeper into the fantastical world that Kerry has created than ever before.

Be sure to secure your edition with us now whilst low numbers are still available.

£995.00

THE SERIES BEGINS


Bursting at the seams and barely containable, The Worlds Collide from Kerry Darlington is a force to be reckoned with. When it was first unveiled, collectors vied to secure the first instalment of what promised to be her most exciting collection to date.

For an artist such as Kerry Darlington - profoundly inspired by the Mythology of Wales - the dragon is a towering figure in legend and folklore. A creation-myth, a natural deity and a powerful symbol of independence as noble and fiery as its appearance.


Soaring above London, four dragons in bejewelled colours of purple, emerald, and indigo blue carry children atop their backs. Whilst part of a modern zeitgeist reminiscent of the use of fire-breathers in Harry Potter and A Song of Ice and Fire, the artist admits her Welsh roots might have subliminally influenced their appearance in The Worlds Collide.

Soaring above London, four dragons in bejewelled colours of purple, emerald, and indigo blue carry children atop their backs. Whilst part of a modern zeitgeist reminiscent of the use of fire-breathers in Harry Potter and A Song of Ice and Fire, the artist admits her Welsh roots might have subliminally influenced their appearance in The Worlds Collide.

Bursting at the seams and barely containable, The Worlds Collide the brand-new unique edition from Kerry Darlington is a force to be reckoned with. Following years of devoted reading within the fantasy genre, it isn’t an exaggeration to suggest that this painting has been a lifetime in the making.

“I did paint dragons often in primary school actually! My favourite Illustrators painted dragons and they also appear in other fantasy series' that I have loved; such as Tolkien's works and Eragon by Christopher Paolini.”

- Kerry Darlington

“I did paint dragons often in primary school actually! My favourite Illustrators painted dragons and they also appear in other fantasy series' that I have loved; such as Tolkien's works and Eragon by Christopher Paolini."

- Kerry Darlington

Sketch of Dragon

THE SEQUEL - A LABOUR OF LOVE


Flight of the Dragons was the much anticipated follow up work, featuring the return of the breakout characters from its predecessor Worlds Collide. Continuing the crusade, young witches, wizards and magical folk fly high above an enchanted castle. Travelling by land, air and sea, devout collectors may recognise a charming reference to Darlington’s early work The Pirate Ship, as well as references to her steampunk inspired Eccentric Machine series.


Deeply inspired by the world of witching and wizardry, Darlington often listens to audiobooks whilst painting, revealing that the Harry Potter series has been a much loved source of inspiration.

Deeply inspired by the world of witching and wizardry, Darlington often listens to audiobooks whilst painting, revealing that the Harry Potter series has been a much loved source of inspiration.

“The idea for this series happened as I was listening to a particular chapter in ‘The Deathly Hallows’. There was a mention of reinforcements appearing by air and by ground as the final battle took place in the castle.”

- Kerry Darlington


THE DRAGONS - A MATCHING PAIR


Meet The Dragon of the Underworld and The Dragon of Hidden Treasures.

Taking a closer look at the mythical creatures at the very heart of the story so far, Darlington following up with a compact pairing of charismatic dragons. A towering figure in legend and folklore alike, they are a powerful symbol of independence and fiery and noble as their appearance.

“No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.”

- R.A. Salvatore

“No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.”

- R.A. Salvatore


Named 'Kur', he is an underworld deity, living in the empty space between the primal sea and the earth's crust and can be heard roaring during earthquakes. With a rich history to draw from; Kerry Darlington's new series has all the hallmarks of a legendary collection.

Named 'Kur', he is an underworld deity, living in the empty space between the primal sea and the earth's crust and can be heard roaring during earthquakes. With a rich history to draw from; Kerry Darlington's new series has all the hallmarks of a legendary collection.

Named 'Fuzanglong' he is the Chinese dragon of hidden treasures. An underworld dragon who guards buried treasures, both natural and man-made. Volcanoes are said to form when this dragon bursts out of the ground to report to heaven.

Named 'Fuzanglong' he is the Chinese dragon of hidden treasures. An underworld dragon who guards buried treasures, both natural and man-made. Volcanoes are said to form when this dragon bursts out of the ground to report to heaven.


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