Kerry Wilson is a Scottish muralist and painter, working from her harbour-side studio in Kirkcaldy, Fife.
Inspired by her surroundings, common themes in Kerry’s art include people and nature. She most enjoys combining landscapes with figurative work to create images that work on more than one level.
“I studied Natural History Illustration at college and I have been obsessed with meticilous representation of nature in paintings ever since. I also lived on a farm near the for 6 years, where I was surrounded by beautiful landscapes and wildlife. This gave me great inspiration for my work. Similarly, so does Fife’s beautiful coast. I like to highlight the beauty in our surroundings and the small things in everyday life that make us happy and humble, like playing in puddles on a rainy day.”
BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION
Kerry started creating large scale art at a young age; spending most of her free time as a teenager at a local theatre painting scenery, creating costumes, posters and props. It was here Kerry also discovered a love for working with others and completed a youth work apprenticeship before moving on to study Illustration and Media Design. She stared her proffessional career as a graphic designer within marketing department of a global company. She left this position to further her studies and completed a Degree in Multimedia while working for the local authority as a Youth Worker and Arts Tutor.
Kerry now works full-time as a Freelance Artist and is regularly asked by local authorities, businesses and community groups to collaborate on creative projects. She has recently completed painting the largest mural in Fife.
August 2010 - Fife Coast and Countryside Trust - Welcome Addition to the Coastal Path
August 2012 - Fife Today - Art Beat of the Community
October 2012 - Forp Glenrothes - The People's Mosaic
April 2016 - Fife Today - Makeover for Glenrothes Hippo from Friends Group
May 2016 - Fife Today - Kirkcaldy Comes Together for Colourful Project
October 2016 - Central Fife Times - Shutter Art Will Change Look of High Street
October 2016 - The Courier - Shutter Art Flowering in Cowdenbeath
June 2017 - The Courier - Mobile phone artwork gets people talking in Glenrothes
November 2017 - The Courier - Stunning New Mural Earns Rave Reviews
November 2017 - The Evening Telegraph - Fife’s Biggest Mural
November 2017 - Central Fife Times - Artistic duo win Cowdenbeath Junior Citizens of the Year Award
November 2017 - Fairtrade Mural Wins Innovation Award
December 2018 - Global Street Art Feature: “Fantastic piece of art”
January 2018 - Two Scots Abroad - 3 stories behind Fife's emerging street art scene
January 2018 - Global Street Art Feature: “This is such a clever piece”
June 2018 - Fife Tourism Partnership - Kerry Wilson has created terrific artwork in the Heartlands of Fife
September 2018 - The Courier - Kerry Wilson's all art again
September 2018 - Fife College - Inspiring Mural Celebrates Year of Young People
September 2019 - The Courier - Lucie has inspired Cowdenbeath’s latest giant mural
September 2019 - Visit Scotland Feature