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Fife inspired muralist and painter - Kerry Wilson

Kerry is a muralist and painter, working from her harbour-side studio in Kirkcaldy. Inspired by her surroundings, common themes in Kerry’s art include people and nature. She most enjoys combining landscapes with figurative work to create atmospheric images that work on more than one level.  

31 Mar 20

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Kerry started creating large scale art at a young age; spending most of her free time as a teenager at Buckhaven Theatre, painting scenery or 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.  

Whilst studying at college, Kerry lived near the beach at Lower Largo. She started painting on canvas for the first time in attempt to beautify her own space, but ended up regularly selling the paintings off the walls, and so made her first collection of paintings, all inspired by children playing on Fife’s beautiful beaches. 

Kerry’s street art career started around the same time, whilst she was working for the local authority as a youth worker, creatively engaging young people from deprived areas to take some pride in their community.  

Her first commissioned piece of public art was a community mosaic on the coastal path at West Wemyss 10 years ago. The project involved children from local schools and many members of the community and still stands strong today. 

After painting many of Cowdenbeath High Street’s shops with young people, Kerry was more recently Kerry was commissioned to paint Fife’s first and largest gable end murals. Examples of her own large scale work can currently be found in Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline and Glenrothes. 

Kirkcaldy’s twin town of Ingolstadt has offered Kerry a premium spot at Germany’s largest street art festival this summer. She has also just been invited to paint a permanent mural in Bristol as part of Europe’s largest street art festival, Upfest. 

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