Kerry Anne was born in Hopetoun Victoria Australia. As a youngster she loved colour and design, and the Australian landscape her family had farmed for generations.
She graduated from La Trobe University in 1969 with a Graduate Diploma of Teaching and began painting in 1980.
Acrylics, oils, pencils and pastels are Kerry Anne’s favored mediums and she enjoys the immediacy and subtly of pencil work and is passionate about her drawing. Her paintings which have been exhibited overseas, in Paris, reflect her love of colour and the effects of Australia’s stunning light on its textured, rugged landscape.
Kerry Anne’s Realist Art has been enormously influenced by the work of world acclaimed Canadian artist and friend, Robert Bateman, whose work she come in contact with in 1991 and again in 1996 during trips to Canada. Another huge influence has been Richard Stone, the Queen’s portraitist, to whom she has sold paintings. Influencers for her Décor and Contemporary Fine Art has come from Australian artist Brett Whitley, American Surrealist Michael Page, English Abstract artist Keith K Hopewell, American painter Franz Kline, and Peruvian artist Juan Carlos Zeballos Moscairo known for his bold and vivid abstract paintings.
Kerry Anne has previously owned and directed two Melbourne Art Galleries in Toorak and Berwick. Whilst in these businesses she had the privilege of promoting the work of many of Australia’s major artists and running some of Australia’s major wildlife, landscape, floral and equine art exhibitions. She has been a member of The Australian Guild of Realist Artists, Victorian Artists Society, a past member of WASA, The Pastel Society of Victoria and The Contemporary Art Society of Victoria.
She is also a respected and sought after art teacher, demonstrator and art show judge. She is regularly invited to give lectures on varied aspects of Fine Art with her paintings featured in several magazines and in private, corporate and government collections both here in Australia and overseas. [England, France, Canada, USA, South Africa and Zimbabwe.]
In between times, Kerry Anne is an author of 4 novels, a corporate wife, mother to three grown children, step mum to two young men, and Grand to six beautiful grandchildren.
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