'Tea Time', a charming new original work from Kerry Darlington's 'Tree of Tranquility' series
Gallery Rouge is renowned for representing the very best and most talented artists from both the British and international scene, but in honour of St. David’s Day today, we want to particularly showcase the artists in Wales who are leading the field, setting global trends and who we are proud to work with.
Kerry Darlington is one such example. As the primary representatives of her work, we have become accustomed to shipping her pieces internationally; America, Italy and Germany are just some of the locations of the private collection’s Kerry’s whimsical and vibrant artworks now reside.
Kerry was born in 1974 on a coastal town of North Wales, the talent of the artist was fuelled by a love of beautiful old picture books (Rackham, Dulac and Beardsley were her favourites), which developed into a degree in illustration in 1996.
Following University she left to work in Bolivia, South America before returning to the U.K. to work as a designer and illustrator for an exclusive company, specialising in sculptured clay murals for private residences in the Middle East, United Arab Emirates and the U.S.A.
Kerry Darlington worked for many years with line drawings and watercolour, diversifying as she became more confident with colour. Art lovers and collectors have become familiar with her stand out series, ‘Tree of Life’, ‘Tree of Tranquility’ and ‘Tree of Destiny’ which have been joined by more recently inspired works of ‘Peacocks’ and ‘Faeries’. Her latest piece inspired by Alice in Wonderland, titled ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ is guaranteed to be a huge success.
'New York City Cabs' by Joe Bowen
Born in 1955, Joe Bowen lives in the heart of mid Wales with his family, amongst rolling hills and valleys which provide a constant source of inspiration.
Joe’s professional painting career spans over 15 years, during which time his work has developed from traditional figurative painting through a number of stages, to the more liberal and vigorous style he now employs.
Varying his subject matter, often his work depicts the gritty environment of a Welsh town, the allure and sparkle of the big city, or the tranquility and wistfulness of a country scene.
‘New York City Cabs’ is one such example of the inspiration a big city such as New York has provided Joe; the bustling street, the sea of yellow cabs and the towering architecture set the mood and capture the atmosphere of this iconic place.
'Catch of the Day' by Steven Jones
'Gone Fishing' by Steven Jones
Born in 1959, Steven Jones spent most of his early childhood in Llysfaen, a small, idyllic village in the hills of North Wales. An ideal place for an artist to grow up and the panoramic views of the surrounding landscape inspired him to sketch and paint. By the age of 10, he had won his first national painting competition.
In 1975, he began studying at Wrexham Art College, and was lucky to be taught by one of the best artists in Wales, Keith Bowen. He passed courses in Graphic Design and Illustration with Distinction and a week after graduating, his painting of “Lady Diana” was chosen for a double page spread in Woman`s Realm.
He then spent 4 years in London working as a freelance illustrator and was very fortunate to work with one of Britain`s best illustrators, Mike Vaughan. Steven worked for various clients including BBC Publications, Readers Digest, Collins Books, Daily Mail, Sunday Telegraph, Golf Monthly, TV Times, Barclays Bank, Lloyds Bank, Lancia Cars, Jaguar Cars, Start-Rite shoes, Wall`s ice cream and Securicor.
In 1985, after re-considering where his creative talents could best be expressed, Steven moved back to work as an artist in North Wales. He concentrated on painting in oils after being inspired by the French Impressionists and the Newlyn artists. His paintings have since proved both successful and popular selling through galleries in this country and America as well as via fine art auctions houses, Bonhams, Christies and Sothebys.
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