Kerry Stoker

Using mainly acrylic and oils, I experiment with styles from abstract and loose, to disciplined and representational, keeping my work vibrant and fresh. Sometimes my paintings are completely imaginary and I love to use colour, shape and movement to express and evoke an emotional response, and sometimes they are based loosely or definitely on a memory or image of somewhere I have been. Landscape informs both my free flowing abstract, and my representational, paintings. Gardens and still life, along with quiet interiors I find equally fascinating.

• Involved in the Pebble Project – IAT artists’ collaboration
• As part of the Bradford UNESCO City of Film my paintings shown on the Big Screen in Centenary Square, Bradford

• Christmas Exhibition, Ilkley 2016
• Ilkley Art Trail 2011 – 2016
• Art for Youth London, North & Sheffield
• Saltaire Arts Trail
• The Society of Women Artists, London

• Royal Society of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London – shortlisted
• Watercolour Challenge – regional finalist
• The Artist Magazine – awarded prize in summer painting competition

• BA Honours in Fine Art, Reading University, a pupil of Sir Terry Frost
• PGCE, Stranmillis College, Belfast
• Head of Art, Rockport Preparatory School, Northern Ireland
• Art Co-ordinator, Westville House School, Ilkley
• Retired to paint full-time