Kerry Stoker

Painting makes me happy. I love colour and the process and stuff of paint and work mainly in acrylic on canvas or paper. Immersing myself in and experimenting with different styles keeps my work vibrant and fresh and depends on my mood, vision or client’s brief. Some are observed and rendered in minute detail; others are a softened version of reality, or free and totally abstract.

Discovering and developing technique is essential for my artistic progression, which I always find satisfying, stimulating and challenging. Producing a painting that comes alive from a plain flat surface is tremendously exciting.

Nothing gives me greater pleasure than connecting and communicating via my paintings with other people transporting them into a world in which to dream, stimulating memories and the imagination.

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IAT, 2011 2012 2013 2015

Art for Youth London, RCA, 2011 2012 2013

Saltaire Arts Trail, 2013

Art for Youth North, 2012

Art for Youth Sheffield, 2012

Society of Women Artists, Westminster Gallery, London

Pastel Society, Mercer Gallery, Harrogate

Spirit of the Garden, Salisbury Museum

Tom Caldwell Gallery, Belfast


ROI, Mall Galleries, London – shortlisted 2013

Watercolour Challenge – regional finalist, Channel 4 series

Artist magazine – competition prize