About 

Artist Statement:

My works depict the rural Canadian landscape in a playful yet peaceful manner.  Inspired by nature, I love adventuring through rural Ontario, chasing the light.  I work from photos and enjoy plein air painting.  I gravitate to the golden hour, trees, rolling fields, colourful skies, and tranquil waters.  My adventures help bring me into the present moment and fill me with a sense of wonder, excitement, joy, calm and beauty, through the painting process I strive to bring the same experiences to my viewers.  In a world filled with mental noise and distractions, I believe we can all benefit from experiencing more stillness, beauty and calm through nature and art. 

My work is influenced by traditional artists and techniques, but over the years I have developed a unique combination of colour, rhythmic brushstrokes, light, and atmospheric perspective that reflects my own personality; a mix of quiet, playful, soft yet bold at times.

Biography:

Kerry Walford is a Canadian Landscape Painter living in Southern Ontario.  She received a Bachelor of fine arts degree from York University in 2006 where she immersed herself in painting, drawing & historical techniques for 4 years.  She went on to study Interior Design at Sheridan College, receiving a diploma in Interior Design in 2009, which enabled her to dabble in both fields for several years.  Kerry has participated in several juried exhibitions including the One of a Kind Show (Toronto), the Artist Project (Toronto), and various outdoor art shows.  Her works are represented through Ontario Galleries including the Art Gallery of Burlington, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Paula White Diamond Art Gallery (Waterloo).  Her works are in private collections across Canada and the United States.  She began teaching adult & children’s art classes in 2014 and found it extremely rewarding. 

In 2015 Kerry and her hubby Adam moved to the small town of Cayuga, Ontario, where they fell in love with an 1840’s-built farmhouse.  After having her daughter Clementine in 2017, Kerry decided to pursue her dream of being a full-time artist and opening her own art gallery, Wildwood Art Gallery & Studio, which opened in 2018.  Today she enjoys a vibrant mix of roles including motherhood, artist, gallery owner and art teacher.  There is never a dull moment, but she is happy to be able to pursue her passion and thankful to share it with others.

Commission work welcome, for inquiries contact Kerry at info@kerrywalford.com

Check out more of my process on Instagram @KerryWalfordFineArt

© 2020 by Kerry Walford

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