Smart Art Galleries

South Yorkshire's Leading International Fine Art Specialists, Representing Contemporary International Artists including: Rolf Harris, Doug Hyde, Fabian Perez, Anna Razumovskaya, Henderson Cisz, Bruno Tinucci, Kerry Darlington, Mike Jackson, Ruby Keller, George Somerville, Ben Payne, Rebecca Lardner,Sherree Valentine Daines, Danielle O'Connor Akiyama, Paul James, A. J. Callan and Rozanne Bell.

Exhibiting a collection of notable local artists:
Lizzy Jackson, Jasper Prachek, Kate Jackson, Matt Wood, John Paul Cooke, Dennis Middleton, Trevor Neal, Lynne Wilkinson, David Renshaw, Nigel Cooke, and Stuart Dunn. and highly collectable and desirable artists: Sir Peter Blake, Leonard Rosoman, Carel Weight, Bruce Mclean, Alexander Millar, Jack Vettriano, and L. S. Lowry.

Photobucket

23 November 2013

Pandora's Box - Kerry Darlington


Pandora's Box

Released on 25th November 2013

Unique Limited Edition of 195

£1350

Mixed media in high gloss resin finish. Framed in a handmade, white gloss Frinton frame.
Each Unique Edition is embellished with 3D pieces and finished with red, gold and silver leaf

Image size: 20" x 48"

Framed size: 26" x 54"

FREE INSURED DELIVERY

In Classical Greek mythology, Pandora was the first human woman created by the deities on the instructions of Zeus.

Each of the deities helped create her by giving her unique gifts.
Pandora was given a large jar and instructed by Zeus to keep it closed. However she had also been given the gift of curiosity, and so ultimately opened it.
When she removed the lid, all of the evils, ills and diseases, that mankind had not known previously, escaped from the jar, but it is said, that at the very bottom of her jar, there lay hope.'

click here to pre-order online  

On her original pieces, Kerry works with texture, acrylics and resin. She works in layers to build up depth and create more light. She uses resin as a medium rather than a varnish on the original paintings.
With her ‘Unique Editions’, whilst in essence they are prints, each one is some way unique. She creates small 3D additions which are hand-worked individually and adhered to the print. The background is also hand embellished, and all the work has resin hand-applied, making each print look like an original painting. 

For further information on this & other Kerry Darlington originals and limited prints please call: 

+44(0)114 235 2429



info@smartartgalleries.com



http://www.smartartgalleries.com






Delicious Technorati Stumble

10 November 2013

Pandora's Box - Kerry Darlington




Pandora's Box

Released on 25th November 2013

Unique Limited Edition of 195


£1350


Mixed media in high gloss resin finish. Framed in a handmade, white gloss Frinton frame.
Each Unique Edition is embellished with 3D pieces and finished with red, gold and silver leaf

Image size: 20" x 48"

Framed size: 26" x 54"

FREE INSURED DELIVERY


In Classical Greek mythology, Pandora was the first human woman created by the deities on the instructions of Zeus.
Each of the deities helped create her by giving her unique gifts.
Pandora was given a large jar and instructed by Zeus to keep it closed. However she had also been given the gift of curiosity, and so ultimately opened it.
When she removed the lid, all of the evils, ills and diseases, that mankind had not known previously, escaped from the jar, but it is said, that at the very bottom of her jar, there lay hope.'


click here to pre-order online  






Born in 1974 on a coastal town of North Wales, Kerry Darlington's talent was fuelled by beautiful old picture books (Rackham, Dulac and Beardsley were favourites) which developed into gaining a degree in illustration in 1996. Following university she left the UK to work in Bolivia, South America, an adventure which intensified the vibrancy and creativity of her work.
On her return to Wales she worked as a designer 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 now works independently, from her studio at home in North Wales, using all of these influences and her artistic flexibility to create pieces of art on a wide variety of subjects.
Kerry worked for years in pen and ink perfecting her drawing skills before diversifying into watercolours and later, a variety of mediums, acrylic and oil. Following her experience with the clay murals, she became interested in painting upon heavy textures and experimented widely to produce original effects.
Her acrylic paintings are uniquely formed upon board or canvas first, using texture and gessos. The colour is then built upon with several transparent layers to create depth. Her abstract pieces were initially based upon satellite photographs of Earth which created the 'Volcanic' collection in 2005/2006. This has since diversified to include contemporary landscapes and figure work, all carrying her unique style.
Kerry's work has become increasingly sought after by collectors, and in 2007 she was a finalist in the 'Best Up-and-Coming Published Artist' category in the Fine Art trade Guild Awards, as voted by sales in UK Galleries. 
Her work continues to evolve, and she is currently experimenting with figurative oil paintings, using her contemporary style alongside the realistic painting.




On her original pieces, Kerry works with texture, acrylics and resin. She works in layers to build up depth and create more light. She uses resin as a medium rather than a varnish on the original paintings.
With her ‘Unique Editions’, whilst in essence they are prints, each one is some way unique. She creates small 3D additions which are hand-worked individually and adhered to the print. The background is also hand embellished, and all the work has resin hand-applied, making each print look like an original painting. 


For further information on this & other Kerry Darlington originals and limited prints please call: 


+44(0)114 235 2429




Delicious Technorati Stumble

9 November 2013

Ophelia - Kerry Darlington


Ophelia

Stunning Unique Limited Edition of 295

£1,350.00

Complete with 4" wide stepped moulding

'The UK's Number One Best Selling Artist 2012'
Awarded by The Fine Art Trade Guild Awards


Image size: 31" x 42"  
Comes framed in a bespoke hand finished Frinton frame


Comes with Certificate Of Authenticity
Signed to the front in the corner



FREE INSURED DELIVERY 


Click here to order online


Kerry Darlington is a Welsh artist, born 1974 in Rhyl, North Wales. She was heavily inspired by magical fairy tale picture books and stories during her childhood, and had a particular love for Arthur Rackham's intricate pen and ink work. This influenced her to take a degree in Illustration, with intentions of becoming a children's book Illustrator. Following this she discovered ‘Art Nouveau’ and the Pre-Raphaelite artists’. She found this work so hauntingly beautiful that it absorbed her and it still has a profound effect on her own art.



For the last seven years Kerry has built a reputation for her original, decorative designs which became hugely popular, focusing primarily on trees and nature.
She recently took the decision to release her book Illustrations as Unique Edition prints - the ‘Midnight Garden’ sold out within a month and her ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ was so popular that it sold-out rapidly before obtaining high values on the secondary market. Her book illustration work is next to include ‘Peter Pan’ by J.M. Barrie and ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton.
In May 2012 she was awarded ‘Best-Selling Published Artist’ at a ceremony by the Fine Art Trade Guild.




On her original pieces, Kerry works with texture, acrylics and resin. She works in layers to build up depth and create more light. She uses resin as a medium rather than a varnish on the original paintings.
With her ‘Unique Editions’, whilst in essence they are prints, each one is some way unique. She creates small 3D additions which are hand-worked individually and adhered to the print. The background is also hand embellished, and all the work has resin hand-applied, making each print look like an original painting. 




For further information on this & other Kerry Darlington originals and limited prints please call 



Delicious Technorati Stumble

5 November 2013

The Magic Faraway Tree - Kerry Darlington



The Magic Faraway Tree

Stunning Unique Limited Edition of 295

£895

Complete with 4" wide stepped moulding
Mixed media in high gloss resin finish with hand painted 3D elements

'The UK's Number One Best Selling Artist 2012'
Awarded by The Fine Art Trade Guild Awards


Image size: 32" x 35"  
Framed Size 41" x 44"


Comes with Certificate Of Authenticity

Signed to the front in the corner

Click here to order online


Free Insured Delivery

“The Faraway Tree books had an incredible influence during childhood on my imagination and work. I have painted the tree with all the characters that live inside it, and the Land Of Goodies visiting the top; full of bustling creatures, colour, fun and magic. It was a dream to illustrate, painted with kind permission of the Enid Blyton estate.”

Kerry Darlington is a Welsh artist, born 1974 in Rhyl, North Wales. She was heavily inspired by magical fairy tale picture books and stories during her childhood, and had a particular love for Arthur Rackham's intricate pen and ink work. This influenced her to take a degree in Illustration, with intentions of becoming a children's book Illustrator. Following this she discovered ‘Art Nouveau’ and the Pre-Raphaelite artists’. She found this work so hauntingly beautiful that it absorbed her and it still has a profound effect on her own art.




For the last seven years Kerry has built a reputation for her original, decorative designs which became hugely popular, focusing primarily on trees and nature.
She recently took the decision to release her book Illustrations as Unique Edition prints - the ‘Midnight Garden’ sold out within a month and her ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ was so popular that it sold-out rapidly before obtaining high values on the secondary market. Her book illustration work is next to include ‘Peter Pan’ by J.M. Barrie and ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton.
In May 2012 she was awarded ‘Best-Selling Published Artist’ at a ceremony by the Fine Art Trade Guild.
   




On her original pieces, Kerry works with texture, acrylics and resin. She works in layers to build up depth and create more light. She uses resin as a medium rather than a varnish on the original paintings.
With her ‘Unique Editions’, whilst in essence they are prints, each one is some way unique. She creates small 3D additions which are hand-worked individually and adhered to the print. The background is also hand embellished, and all the work has resin hand-applied, making each print look like an original painting. 



For further information on this & other Kerry Darlington originals and limited prints please call 

+44(0)114 235 2429








Delicious Technorati Stumble

Alice Meets The Caterpillar - Kerry Darlington




Alice Meets The Caterpillar

£695



Complete with 4" wide stepped moulding



'The UK's Number One Best Selling Artist 2012'
Awarded by The Fine Art Trade Guild Awards





Image size: 30" x 30"  
Framed Size 39" x 39"





Comes with Certificate Of Authenticity


Signed to the front in the corner


FREE INSURED DELIVERY 


Click here to order online


Kerry Darlington is a Welsh artist, born 1974 in Rhyl, North Wales. She was heavily inspired by magical fairy tale picture books and stories during her childhood, and had a particular love for Arthur Rackham's intricate pen and ink work. This influenced her to take a degree in Illustration, with intentions of becoming a children's book Illustrator. Following this she discovered ‘Art Nouveau’ and the Pre-Raphaelite artists’. She found this work so hauntingly beautiful that it absorbed her and it still has a profound effect on her own art.
Growth and Recognition

For the last seven years Kerry has built a reputation for her original, decorative designs which became hugely popular, focusing primarily on trees and nature.
She recently took the decision to release her book Illustrations as Unique Edition prints - the ‘Midnight Garden’ sold out within a month and her ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ was so popular that it sold-out rapidly before obtaining high values on the secondary market. Her book illustration work is next to include ‘Peter Pan’ by J.M. Barrie and ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton.
In May 2012 she was awarded ‘Best-Selling Published Artist’ at a ceremony by the Fine Art Trade Guild.

Technique and Style

On her original pieces, Kerry works with texture, acrylics and resin. She works in layers to build up depth and create more light. She uses resin as a medium rather than a varnish on the original paintings.
With her ‘Unique Editions’, whilst in essence they are prints, each one is some way unique. She creates small 3D additions which are hand-worked individually and adhered to the print. The background is also hand embellished, and all the work has resin hand-applied, making each print look like an original painting. 








+44(0)114 235 2429








Delicious Technorati Stumble

3 November 2013

Pandora's Box - Kerry Darlington


Pandora's Box

Released on 25th November 2013

Unique Limited Edition of 195

£1350

Mixed media in high gloss resin finish. Framed in a handmade, white gloss Frinton frame.
Each Unique Edition is embellished with 3D pieces and finished with red, gold and silver leaf

Image size: 20" x 48"
Framed size: 26" x 54"

FREE INSURED DELIVERY

In Classical Greek mythology, Pandora was the first human woman created by the deities on the instructions of Zeus.
Each of the deities helped create her by giving her unique gifts.
Pandora was given a large jar and instructed by Zeus to keep it closed. However she had also been given the gift of curiosity, and so ultimately opened it.
When she removed the lid, all of the evils, ills and diseases, that mankind had not known previously, escaped from the jar, but it is said, that at the very bottom of her jar, there lay hope.'



click here to pre-order online  




Kerry Darlington's art is just magical, wonderful and fantastical.  If you are passionate about children’s fairy tales, love your alternative landscapes or are obsessed by fictional characters such as ‘Ophelia’, then Kerry’s paintings you must consume.  Winning the ‘Best-selling Published Artist Award 2012′, Kerry has built up quite a portfolio of pieces.  Ranging from original paintings of 80″ x 60″ to smaller ‘study’ pieces measuring 14″ x 14″, there is a collection to suit most tastes.
Inspired by Arthur Rackman’s illustrations, Kerry began with illustrations of stories, fairies and poetry and soon moved on to creating pieces inspired by her love of art in the 19th and early 20th century.  Using modern art techniques, such as overlaying her work with resin, thus making her style so unique and refreshing.
Choosing fictional and popular childhood characters such as Ophelia, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and Enid’s Blyton’s ‘The Magic Faraway Tree”, Kerry puts her unique stamp on them all. 





Kerry Darlington is a Welsh artist, born 1974 in Rhyl, North Wales. She was heavily inspired by magical fairy tale picture books and stories during her childhood, and had a particular love for Arthur Rackham's intricate pen and ink work. This influenced her to take a degree in Illustration, with intentions of becoming a children's book Illustrator. Following this she discovered ‘Art Nouveau’ and the Pre-Raphaelite artists’. She found this work so hauntingly beautiful that it absorbed her and it still has a profound effect on her own art.

For the last seven years Kerry has built a reputation for her original, decorative designs which became hugely popular, focusing primarily on trees and nature.
She recently took the decision to release her book Illustrations as Unique Edition prints - the ‘Midnight Garden’ sold out within a month and her ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ was so popular that it sold-out rapidly before obtaining high values on the secondary market. Her book illustration work is next to include ‘Peter Pan’ by J.M. Barrie and ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton.
In May 2012 she was awarded ‘Best-Selling Published Artist’ at a ceremony by the Fine Art Trade Guild.
   

On her original pieces, Kerry works with texture, acrylics and resin. She works in layers to build up depth and create more light. She uses resin as a medium rather than a varnish on the original paintings.
With her ‘Unique Editions’, whilst in essence they are prints, each one is some way unique. She creates small 3D additions which are hand-worked individually and adhered to the print. The background is also hand embellished, and all the work has resin hand-applied, making each print look like an original painting. 

For further information on this & other Kerry Darlington originals and limited prints please call 

0114 235 2429




Delicious Technorati Stumble

2 November 2013

Dean Cavanagh at Smart Art Galleries




Dean Cavanagh is an artist and filmmaker living in the rural splendor of the Aire Valley. He often collaborates with Irvine Welsh and is making his directorial debut in 2012 with “Kubricks”, a low budget film produced by Alan McGee. He is also planning a feature film for Alan McGee's company with artist Ben Eine. Dean is an hermeticist and recently spent time studying “the true nature of reality” in Peru with a tribe of native Indians who worship ayahuasca (an extremely potent hallucinogen) Dean describes his work as neo-pop art with synchromystical overtones. His limited edition print runs have sold worldwide and are becoming highly collectible.




Product Placement (Screenprint)

SCREENPRINT

£150

Limited Edition of 25

Signed & Numbered (not many left)

Image Size: 33.1" x 23.4"

ALL UNIQUELY INK STAMPED ON THE REAR WITH ARTIST’S NAME.


Click here to order online




Profession Of Violence (Screenprint)

SCREENPRINT

£200

Limited Edition of 25

Signed & Numbered (not many left)

Image Size: 33.1" x 23.5"

ALL UNIQUELY INK STAMPED ON THE REAR WITH ARTIST’S NAME.


Click here to order online





Consumed (Screenprint)

SCREENPRINT

£150

Limited Edition of 25

Signed & Numbered (not many left)

Image Size: 33.1" x 23.4"

ALL UNIQUELY INK STAMPED ON THE REAR WITH ARTIST’S NAME.


Click here to order online


For more information on this, or other Dean Cavanagh art, please feel free to call Smart Art Galleries on 0114 235 2429 or email







Delicious Technorati Stumble

1 November 2013

Winters Eden - Kerry Darlington



Stunning Unique Limited Edition of 95

£695

Complete with 4" wide stepped moulding



'The UK's Number One Best Selling Artist 2012'

Awarded by The Fine Art Trade Guild Awards

Image size: 35" x 35"  



Comes with Certificate Of Authenticity



Signed to the front in the corner




Click here to order online




Kerry Darlington is a Welsh artist, born 1974 in Rhyl, North Wales. She was heavily inspired by magical fairy tale picture books and stories during her childhood, and had a particular love for Arthur Rackham's intricate pen and ink work. This influenced her to take a degree in Illustration, with intentions of becoming a children's book Illustrator. Following this she discovered ‘Art Nouveau’ and the Pre-Raphaelite artists’. She found this work so hauntingly beautiful that it absorbed her and it still has a profound effect on her own art.


For the last seven years Kerry has built a reputation for her original, decorative designs which became hugely popular, focusing primarily on trees and nature.
She recently took the decision to release her book Illustrations as Unique Edition prints - the ‘Midnight Garden’ sold out within a month and her ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ was so popular that it sold-out rapidly before obtaining high values on the secondary market. Her book illustration work is next to include ‘Peter Pan’ by J.M. Barrie and ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton.
In May 2012 she was awarded ‘Best-Selling Published Artist’ at a ceremony by the Fine Art Trade Guild.


On her original pieces, Kerry works with texture, acrylics and resin. She works in layers to build up depth and create more light. She uses resin as a medium rather than a varnish on the original paintings.
With her ‘Unique Editions’, whilst in essence they are prints, each one is some way unique. She creates small 3D additions which are hand-worked individually and adhered to the print. The background is also hand embellished, and all the work has resin hand-applied, making each print look like an original painting.







For further information on this & other Kerry Darlington originals and limited prints please call 

0114 235 2429





Free Insured Delivery



Delicious Technorati Stumble