LIFE IN ART: Kerry Kenyon found art when she discovered paradise.
LIFE IN ART: Kerry Kenyon found art when she discovered paradise.

Sea change is continuing

KERRY Kenyon and husband Rob moved to the Whitsundays in 1995 "just for a year or two" as a sea change from city life in Victoria.

Seduced by the beautiful scenery and relaxed lifestyle, their year or two has turned into 20, and Airlie Beach is certainly home.

Kerry has had a keen interest in art since her early days, including a strong desire to represent her own observations and experiences through the skill. However, it was only in 2006 when retirement brought more leisure time that the interest has been expressed through practical application.

A self-taught artist, Kerry has attended a number of workshops, testing many types of mediums and applications.

And she is still experimenting. Kerry aspires to never stop growing as an artist, with a dream to one day be satisfied that she has made an individual and unique statement through her art.

She is one of many artists who will have works on display at this year's annual Art Whitsunday exhibition.

The exhibition will run from Friday, July 31, to Sunday, August 2, at the Whitsunday Arts and Cultural Centre.

There will be more than 100 artworks on display. This year's exhibition will be judged by Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art director Chris Saines.

Artworks will be awarded on opening night (July 31).

Tickets are $15 and include live music, champagne and finger food.

The Saturday and Sunday are open to public viewing for a cold coin donation.

Visit wacc.com.au to book.


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