Artworks are first available for purchase in-person at the Recovered Futures Art Exhibition in Brisbane. Unsold artwork will be available for purchase online following the event.
Kerry Dodds works from her home in Petrie, Queensland. She lived in England until her teens, before emigrating with her family in 1973.
Kerry has a fascination for light and colour and how they affect or convey mood, which is what inspired her to begin painting as therapy in 2019. Having never painted before, she was drawn to the classics, Turner and Monet and contemporary artist David Hockney as well as Australian artist Debbie MacKinnon, amongst others.
Kerry has no formal training but has undertaken many online offerings, the most notable by British artist, Louise Fletcher, which was a 10-week course called ‘Find Your Joy’. Here, Kerry learnt lots of techniques, focus, discovery and found joy in life once again.
Kerry attends a weekly watercolour workshop with Ann Russell, who has become a valued mentor and inspiration.
Primarily an acrylic and mixed media artist, Kerry also enjoys working with watercolours and water mixable oils. She is inspired by landscapes both figurative and abstract, but also indulges in purely abstract works which convey feeling as a means of therapy and pure enjoyment.
Kerry would like to eventually be able to enter shows regularly and would love to sell her work. She would also like to connect with other artists.
"What power those words spoken and unspoken, the secrets and lies,
the whispered gossip, the letters and cruel barbs affect me. I could not say them aloud or write them unless in a language known only to me, unreadable by others.
I was inspired to use Asemic writing to express my feelings in the under layers using paint colour to evoke the emotions felt and using opaque and transparent layers to conceal."