Smith is a multi-media artist, and her work is a reflection that describes the complex counterbalance of asymmetries found in the dynamic forces of nature. She explores balance, examining ‘Patterns’ in our environment. Subtle variations of complementary hues, and warm and cool rhythms of light create an equivalence on all sides of the canvas. Layers of color, sometimes precisely blocking color first, then building, patterning and layering again. Beyond just recording nature, her work involves feeling nature’s rhythms and changing seasons, very influenced by her solitary walks and direct relationship with the environment in California.
Equipose ReBirth Series- the feminine sublime and a wide range of sensations and emotional responses into colorful shapes and sensual textures and images that perhaps evoke similar emotions in the viewer.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
English Artist Kerrie Smith was born in England and now resides in Santa Barbara California. Smith attended Central Saint Martins School of Art, London, England, she received her B.A. with Honors in 3-Dimensional & Theater Design. After a successful career as a Theater-Set designer Ms. Smith returned to painting and photography full time and has exhibited nationally.
She is honored to be this year’s 2022-23 Artist in Residence at the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature where she will exhibit “Portals and Pathways” an ever changing installation and landscape that is inspired by her daily walks at More Mesa Preserve in Santa Barbara California.
Kerrie worked as a theater designer in England, France, Holland and the United States collaborating with directors/designers Richard Eyre, Pamela Howard OBE, Ralph Koltai OBE, Ken Russell, John Tillinger and John Wells.
As an Artist and Art Educator and President of the Art Council Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, she also founded the non-profit organization Art Walk for Kids/Adults with outreach programs for artists with disabilities. Creating art curriculums approved and used by the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission for at-risk/developmentally disabled youth and adults and Hope School Art Programs. She Curates/Juries for Community Art shows/exhibitions, local schools and Art Groups.
Her programs have received Congressional Awards from both Congresswoman Lois Capps and Assembly Woman Hannah Beth Jackson.
© Kerrie Smith