This Signature Set of colours has been hand selected by Australian artist Kerrie Lester (1953-2016). Born in Sydney, Lester studied at the National Art School and the Alexander Mackie College. Her first solo exhibition was in 1976. Kerrie has been exhibiting her distinctive scenes of fleeting moments in everyday life, since the 1970’s. Overseas her works have been exhibited in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Australian Embassy, Paris. Her distinctive oil paintings were included in the Sydney Biennale as well as being held in numerous public galleries and prestigious corporate and government collections. Kerrie Lester was an Archibald Finalist 23 times, a record that set her the tag “The Archibald Bridesmaid”.
“My colour choice reflects the brilliant and unique light we have in Australia. Bright and uplifting the summer light produces vibrant and compelling colours which can turn an everyday scene into a thing of beauty. Exaggerating the colours and outlining them with sewn thread painted black venerates the natural palette of our quotidian landscape”.
Much of Kerrie Lester’s artwork focused on figures in the landscape with a bold use of colour. She would finish her pieces by stitching around the outlines of people, animals, words and objects that populated her work, bringing definition to her compositions.
Kerrie Lester perceived art as an intrinsic colourful celebration of everyday life.
♥♥After a prolonged illness, the vivacious painter Kerrie Lester ended her battle with cancer at just 63 earlier this past month of April 2016.
Her long time art dealer, Mr. Stuart Purves of Australian Galleries remembered: “She was bold , vivacious and forthright. A true and genuine artist, creativity was her world”.♥♥
Kerrie Lester is represented by Australian Galleries in Melbourne and Sydney. For more information, go to www.australiangalleries.com.au
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