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Kerry Darlington Charms

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CHARMING KEEPSAKES

In many of Kerry Darlington editions she releases a smaller complimentary artwork that we call a charm. As Kerry's flagship gallery we want to make sure you have as much information available to help you on your journey, so this article outlines every charm released by artist Kerry Darlington through the years.

Charms are a special gift from Kerry Darlington that are offered complimentary when purchasing a selection of her unique editions. Often collectable in their own right, they can only be acquired with the purchase of the accompanying edition. They are sealed in gloss resin and most are hand-signed by Kerry Darlington herself.

Wyecliffe Galleries were thrilled to host ‘The Otherworld’, in collaboration with Kerry Darlington. As part of the virtual exhibition every piece of Kerry's artwork purchased on the night recieved an incredible oversized cameo, available exclusivly to Wyecliffe Galleries. Measuring just under 20cm tall each and featuring two of the Fae Folk from the evenings standout release, ‘The Folk of the Fae Tree’.

Inspired by one of Kerry Darlington’s favourite childhood books, ‘The Folk of the Fae Tree’ is the follow up to one of the artists most celebrated works of all time, ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’.

Playing with ideas between illusion and reality, Kerry Darlington’s ‘A Paper Moon’ joins an ensemble of remarkable portraits whose focus is the Japanese craft of origami.

Kerry Darlington presents the first work to be considered a Pre-Raphaelite in over 5 years, ‘Pantheress’. Featuring a feline depicted as the guardian of the feminine, the piece embodies the artists belief in the spiritual realm.

"This was painted over the Summer, inspired by watching the beautiful Wisteria shrub I have at home. It was visited by many butterflies and bees whilst in bloom - as though it had its own little world with its own social network of buzzing, chatting and scent. I imagined it how it would be if it were bigger, which resulted in my tree of 'Wild Magic" Kerry Darlington.

A circular portrait, the composition features a brunette heroine embracing a panda bear; surrounded by pink, purple and blue butterflies, peonies and bows are laced throughout her hair. Accompanying the piece was a sleeping fairy on a crescent moon charm.

With attendance soaring to over 5000 people at Wyecliffe's first ever Virtual Exhibition with Kerry Darlington. The Rose Garden witnessed the exclusive unveiling of a major new work which joins one of Darlington’s most beloved collections, as well as very special new original and boutique works.

For the first time in almost a decade, Kerry Darlington revisits one of her most convivial titles 'Night Owls' Early Birds', with this gorgeous unique edition, 'Hoots and Chirps'.

Featuring rainbow colours highlighted by vibrant blue and pink, the full moon illuminates a tree adorned with hooting owls and chirping birds. In true Kerry style, watering cans, birdhouses and teacups hand from the branches, dangling above her signature fairytale toadstools.

Wyecliffe Galleries were thrilled to host ‘The Otherworld’, in collaboration with Kerry Darlington. As part of the virtual exhibition every piece of Kerry's artwork purchased on the night recieved an incredible oversized cameo, available exclusivly to Wyecliffe Galleries. Measuring just under 20cm tall each and featuring two of the Fae Folk from the evenings standout release, ‘The Folk of the Fae Tree’.

Inspired by one of Kerry Darlington’s favourite childhood books, ‘The Folk of the Fae Tree’ is the follow up to one of the artists most celebrated works of all time, ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’.

Playing with ideas between illusion and reality, Kerry Darlington’s ‘A Paper Moon’ joins an ensemble of remarkable portraits whose focus is the Japanese craft of origami.

Kerry Darlington presents the first work to be considered a Pre-Raphaelite in over 5 years, ‘Pantheress’. Featuring a feline depicted as the guardian of the feminine, the piece embodies the artists belief in the spiritual realm.

"This was painted over the Summer, inspired by watching the beautiful Wisteria shrub I have at home. It was visited by many butterflies and bees whilst in bloom - as though it had its own little world with its own social network of buzzing, chatting and scent. I imagined it how it would be if it were bigger, which resulted in my tree of 'Wild Magic" Kerry Darlington.

A circular portrait, the composition features a brunette heroine embracing a panda bear; surrounded by pink, purple and blue butterflies, peonies and bows are laced throughout her hair. Accompanying the piece was a sleeping fairy on a crescent moon charm.

With attendance soaring to over 5000 people at Wyecliffe's first ever Virtual Exhibition with Kerry Darlington. The Rose Garden witnessed the exclusive unveiling of a major new work which joins one of Darlington’s most beloved collections, as well as very special new original and boutique works.

Alice in the Rose Garden -The final instalment in Darlington’s seminal Alice in Wonderland series, her homage to Lewis Carroll’s iconic novels draws to a close in spectacular fashion.

Set beneath the waves 'Lost Worlds' dives deeper into the fantastical world that Kerry has created with her Worlds Collide Collection.

‘The Elixir of Love’ is at the very heart of Kerry's enchanting ideology; where we are taken far away from our day to day; for this is a place where the make-believe is true and every day worries are left behind.

The natural follow up to 'Snow White Rose Red', 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'The Snow Queen'; the painting features an adolescent girl embracing a fierce but powerful lion. Encouraging us to consider what strength is rather than what it looks like, Kerry approaches the dichotomy that we are both are our own greatest assets and our own biggest downfalls.

Alice in the Rose Garden -The final instalment in Darlington’s seminal Alice in Wonderland series, her homage to Lewis Carroll’s iconic novels draws to a close in spectacular fashion.

Set beneath the waves 'Lost Worlds' dives deeper into the fantastical world that Kerry has created with her Worlds Collide Collection.

‘The Elixir of Love’ is at the very heart of Kerry's enchanting ideology; where we are taken far away from our day to day; for this is a place where the make-believe is true and every day worries are left behind.

The natural follow up to 'Snow White Rose Red', 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'The Snow Queen'; the painting features an adolescent girl embracing a fierce but powerful lion. Encouraging us to consider what strength is rather than what it looks like, Kerry approaches the dichotomy that we are both are our own greatest assets and our own biggest downfalls.

Locking arms with Dorothy's companions as the characters are spun above the Wizard of Oz landscape, the details of this glistening piece are hand-finished in Kerry’s signature gloss resin

Locking arms with Dorothy's companions as the characters are spun above the Wizard of Oz landscape, the details of this glistening piece are hand-finished in Kerry’s signature gloss resin

'Until the Wind Changes' joins the ranks of one of Kerry's most iconic works ever presented. Inspired by the series of short books dating from 1934 following the adventures of Mary Poppins; her character needs little introduction, so iconic are her umbrella and flower decorated hat.

'Until the Wind Changes' joins the ranks of one of Kerry's most iconic works ever presented. Inspired by the series of short books dating from 1934 following the adventures of Mary Poppins; her character needs little introduction, so iconic are her umbrella and flower decorated hat.

Jam-packed from edge to edge, no part of the Sweet Factory has been left without detail and attention. Sweets and Treats prompts memories of a well spent youth, spending hours picking penny sweets from jars, relishing every single colourful choice.

Jam-packed from edge to edge, no part of the Sweet Factory has been left without detail and attention. Sweets and Treats prompts memories of a well spent youth, spending hours picking penny sweets from jars, relishing every single colourful choice.

Kerry started her career with the 'Tree Of Life', originally inspired by Gustav Klimt. Periodically she has returned back to this theme and this edition was made using textured elements. It was the first time the tree was created separately to the back-piece and has been individually inserted to each art work giving them all that sense of a personal and unique touch.

Kerry started her career with the 'Tree Of Life', originally inspired by Gustav Klimt. Periodically she has returned back to this theme and this edition was made using textured elements. It was the first time the tree was created separately to the back-piece and has been individually inserted to each art work giving them all that sense of a personal and unique touch.

Like Kerry's Classic Alice in Wonderland Down the Rabbit Hole or Peter Pan in Neverland this is a work so richly detailed, the viewer will always discover something new. The level of detail has required the celebrated 3D elements in the Edition to be three levels deep.

Like Kerry's Classic Alice in Wonderland Down the Rabbit Hole or Peter Pan in Neverland this is a work so richly detailed, the viewer will always discover something new. The level of detail has required the celebrated 3D elements in the Edition to be three levels deep.

Densely detailed, above the city a compact yet strong little girl rides a dragon sounding the battle call. Shouting to her comrades above the roar of the Thames river and bustle of London below, she is the figurehead of a tribe fighting for good. Wanting to portray a young heroine centrally to her story in a place of strength, power and freedom, Darlington based her likeness on her niece.

Densely detailed, above the city a compact yet strong little girl rides a dragon sounding the battle call. Shouting to her comrades above the roar of the Thames river and bustle of London below, she is the figurehead of a tribe fighting for good. Wanting to portray a young heroine centrally to her story in a place of strength, power and freedom, Darlington based her likeness on her niece.

"I felt a connection with Origami and the fragility of the paper, how over the years I have fashioned paper into all manner of things, by making art upon it."

- Kerry Darlington

"I felt a connection with Origami and the fragility of the paper, how over the years I have fashioned paper into all manner of things, by making art upon it."

- Kerry Darlington

At the heart of each composition is an elegant, timeless female – otherworldly in nature. With flowing locks, gently twirling in the wind; Wish Upon a Butterfly see’s Kerry return to an auburn-haired muse, with warmth radiating from within.

At the heart of each composition is an elegant, timeless female – otherworldly in nature. With flowing locks, gently twirling in the wind; Wish Upon a Butterfly see’s Kerry return to an auburn-haired muse, with warmth radiating from within.

To evoke the mythical, almost primal themes in this painting, Kerry has chosen a reduced colour palette of wintry, misty tones embellished with silver leaf. The evocative landscape is populated by beautifully realistic depictions of woodland creatures: foxes, hares... And one gorgeously rendered unicorn!

To evoke the mythical, almost primal themes in this painting, Kerry has chosen a reduced colour palette of wintry, misty tones embellished with silver leaf. The evocative landscape is populated by beautifully realistic depictions of woodland creatures: foxes, hares... And one gorgeously rendered unicorn!

Under a full moon an enthusiastic hustle of prancing free-folk spin around a gnarled timeworn tree. Deftly painted, the bark and branches are in muted warm greys, the ideal tone to supercharge the vibrant glowing wings and stripped legs of the faeries.

Under a full moon an enthusiastic hustle of prancing free-folk spin around a gnarled timeworn tree. Deftly painted, the bark and branches are in muted warm greys, the ideal tone to supercharge the vibrant glowing wings and stripped legs of the faeries.

Bathed in the light of the full moon, the silver bark of an ancient tree glitters amidst a cast of mythical folk; faeries, pixies and imps dance under the reaching branches. Threads of cobwebs shine bright, weaving amongst the bright lanterns. An enchanting lyrical composition, this artwork will leave a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

Bathed in the light of the full moon, the silver bark of an ancient tree glitters amidst a cast of mythical folk; faeries, pixies and imps dance under the reaching branches. Threads of cobwebs shine bright, weaving amongst the bright lanterns. An enchanting lyrical composition, this artwork will leave a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

Kerry's heart and soul has been poured in to the entirety of this artwork, with every detail of this piece a clear example of the hard work ingrained and the renowned story she is trying to communicate, as seen by her sketches.

Kerry's heart and soul has been poured in to the entirety of this artwork, with every detail of this piece a clear example of the hard work ingrained and the renowned story she is trying to communicate, as seen by her sketches.

This beautiful work is made using unique silver and copper metal leafing and personally placed 3D elements on each piece: no two are alike. This original has a lot of components going on, some show the little chicks before they have been hatched and others show them as they are growing up as if to tell different parts of the same story.

This beautiful work is made using unique silver and copper metal leafing and personally placed 3D elements on each piece: no two are alike. This original has a lot of components going on, some show the little chicks before they have been hatched and others show them as they are growing up as if to tell different parts of the same story.


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