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About Kerry Walford

I am an impressionistic landscape painter living in Cayuga, Ontario with my hubby Adam, daughter Clementine and our feisty Pug Rommie.  I paint full-time from my home & studio, an 1840's built brick farmhouse named Wildwood

I have a series of online painting tutorials available for adults and we offer kids art lessons (after-school) from our gallery space at Wildwood.

My paintings reflect the joy & aliveness that I experience while adventuring through rural Ontario.  I gravitate to landscapes in the golden hour, which I portray in a playful, impressionistic & intuitive manner with an emphasis on light, colour and atmosphere.

I strive to live in the-moment, find beauty in the storm, take chances, dream big, make mistakes, dust myself off, and abide by the law of attraction; you are what you think so why not think up a big, beautiful landscape!

Thanks for following along on this journey with me!

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Artist Statement:

My works depict the rural Canadian landscape as I see and feel it, full of colour, light, and energy. My inspiration comes from adventuring through rural Ontario, chasing the light. I prefer to paint fast and intuitively, working mainly with large scale canvases using my own reference photos. I also enjoy experimenting with smaller studies and painting en plein air. I gravitate to the golden hour, trees, paths, rolling fields, big skies, and water. My adventures help bring me into the present moment and fill me wonder, excitement, hope, joy, calm and beauty. Through the painting process I strive to bring these experiences to my viewers.  I love creating art that brings joy and hope to others.

 

My work is influenced by traditional techniques and artists. As a child I looked to Van Gogh and the Group of Seven for inspiration. My paintings start with an orange underpainting (imprimatura) to tone the canvas, then I sketch out the composition with a focus on values. I then add various layers of colour with an emphasis on light, depth, and texture. My paintings can be recognized through my bright colours, bold brushwork (which is impressionistic with hints of pointillism), and my emphasis on light and atmospheric perspective. My work reflects my personality; playful, soft & 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 several Ontario Galleries and are held in private collections across Canada and the United States. She has been teaching adult & children’s art lessons since 2014 and finds it extremely rewarding. Kerry has been an Active Member in the Federation of Canadian Artists since 2020. 

 

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 the birth of her daughter Clementine in 2017, Kerry chose to stay at home to raise her daughter whilst pursuing her dream of painting and opening an art gallery.  The couple opened Wildwood Art Gallery & Studio in 2018. Today Kerry enjoys a vibrant mix of roles including motherhood, Artist, Gallery Owner and Art Teacher. There is never a dull moment, but she feels truly fulfilled and grateful to be able to do what she loves and share her passion with others.

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@KerryWalfordFineArt

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