Kerry Louise Bennett
A storyteller at heart, Kerry Louise Bennett is a self-taught expressive painter, and sometime photographer, with a passion for colour, texture and pattern. Her paintings develop a unique visual language that can be characterised as ‘wonky’, bold and theatrical.
Informed by a magpie attraction to fabrics, furniture and plants, as well as a longstanding love of fairy tales and magical realism, Bennett gives familiar shapes a strange musicality. Gesture, texture and hue are all employed to explore the magic of the things around us and the way these things can weave powerful visual motifs into our personal narratives. Much of her subject matter falls within the ‘still life’ tradition, with an added emotional dynamic that draws on Fauvist sensibilities.