Kerr is not somebody who makes meticulous studies of landscape. With a nod towards the Romantic tradition in landscape painting, her practice remains nevertheless contemporary and experimental. Beyond mere topography, Kerr's paintings embody responses to the elemental. Delighting in sudden and unpredictable changes in the weather, she is very much a painter of the British landscape a foul weather painter who enjoys being out in, and working from the landscape when it's wet, dark and moody. Charcoal drawings and paintings made onsite become the basis for larger work on canvas painted in the studio.
Kerr's current preoccupation with the sea has taken her from the coasts of South Wales and Dorset (where she grew up), to the Isle of Skye, Nort... read more