Kerry Shearer Art

British Contemporary Naïve Artist

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of art do you create?

I mostly paint pictures onto canvas. I’ve also painted on paper, board and created murals on walls. I paint terracotta plant pots. In fact I’m happy to paint most things. Want to see more? Check out Art of Kerry Shearer on Facebook and Instagram.

What mediums do you use?

I mostly paint in acrylics. I occasionally use water colours and pen inks. Occasionally I use metallic foils and leaf to give my work that extra sumptuous finish and feel. If my artwork is intended for outside I use mainly masonry paint. I rarely varnish my work as acrylics have a plastic binder in them to ‘set’ the paint. I take the Lowry approach of not wanting to distort the colours I use but to keep them as true as they were when I laid them down.

What are the main themes of your Art?

My art is mostly inspired by nature and the landscapes around me. I love the coast and so this often features in my work too. I do occasionally include figures both people and animals. Some of my paintings are a representation of real places while others are imagined.

What size canvas do you paint on?

Depending on the detail I wish to include and the content, the sizes vary. Excluding the wall murals (exceptionally large scale of course), the largest pieces I’ve created on canvas have been 800 x 1000mm while the smallest 200 x 150mm. But on other flat surfaces such as paper and board my miniature works are regularly around the 75mm / 3 inch mark. Some ceramic surfaces are even smaller still – I just have a pull towards those teeny tiny brushes.

What is your painting style?

My style of painting continues to develop and I suspect, like all artists it will continue to do so (you can see evidence of this in the Archive). Without formal training, most paintings and the artists who create them are referred to as ‘Naïve’. I would say this aptly describes the style of the majority of the paintings I do. As a British Naïve artist therefore, the rules of colour and perspective often give way to a whimsical, cheery reflection of the world; Brightly coloured with enough truthful representation in them as to be immediately recognisable for the subjects they are portraying.

Do you do commissions?

Yes! Please be aware that this is a collaborative process which therefore takes time. You will need to book a slot with a good amount of notice (average is around 3 months but this does vary). Also see terms and conditions for more details as a non-refundable deposit of 50% will be required once the work is started.

Is your artwork available on license?

Yes definitely! For any details of licensing please contact me in writing, via email.

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