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The 'Fairy Tales' Collection by Kerry Darlington

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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 Beautythe 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 Queenencapsulating the Nordic spirit. 

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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

 

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