Friday

Elle Decoration



NAME TO WATCH KERRY LEMON

Who is she? An artist who splits her time between illustration (pictured) and creating installations for some of our favourite department stores. ‘I studied fine art at Reading University and spent a few years turning whole rooms into sculptures. My retail installations combine that with my love of painting and drawing,’ says Lemon, who went on to study illustration and now works from a studio at her home in Surrey.What makes her so special? Her drawings of everything from tigers and turtles to food and landmark buildings, and her determination in 2010, when she decided to concentrate on illustration full-time, she devised a three-year business plan, but achieved her goal of living off her art a year early. ‘I made a list of 20 dream clients and I’ve been ticking them off: I’ve only got about six left on the list,’ she recalls. 
Where can I buy her work? Direct. She is also releasing her first book Fearless Drawing: Illustrated Adventures for Overcoming Artistic Adversity in spring. Everyone can draw, believes Lemon, and this book of 22 exercises aims to help (kerrylemon.co.uk).

Here's a little article about me in the Feb issue of Elle Decoration (in the shops now) HOORAY! This week I've been working on illustrations for the new Phaidon Baking book, and I'm really excited with how they're looking - particularly the colour as it's totally different from what I would usually use.

On Monday I went to see the film 'Renoir' and loved it, yesterday I visited the Serpentine to see the Jake and Dinos Chapman exhibition and later today I'm off to see 'Twelve Angry Men' so this weekend I'll be in the studio after all this skiving off!

Have a lovely weekend!

5 comments:

Elizabeth Duvivier said...

SO SO proud of you, girlfriend!!! oxox e

Camille said...

Congrats! I'm very excited to take your class at Squam!!

Kerry said...

Hi Camille, so excited to meet you too - roll on Squam! x

Sarah said...

I'm echoing Camille, nice feature and looking forward to meeting you in June :) Roll on Squam indeed!

Kerry said...

Thank you Sarah, Squam is such a magical place, can't wait to see you there! x