From Motueka, Kerry is mostly self-taught but for two years studying art at Hagley Community College in 1991 to 1992. Kerry’s following has gathered momentum since 2002 when, encouraged by friends and family, she was driven to pursue a full-time career in art. Her works have sold to gallery owners and to private buyers in New Zealand and overseas.
She paints in acrylic and oils, her works reflect the changing landscapes and still life works often contain plants because she loves nature. Kerry paints mostly in a realistic style to calm her at times untamed imagination, realism keeps her grounded.