Janette Kerr's paint-splattered canvases evoke their subject so powerfully that the viewer becomes an active participant not only in her turbulent seascapes, but in the artistic process itself: action painting at its best.

 

Kerr has a PhD in Fine Art; she is an Honorary Royal Scottish Academician, Past President of the Royal West of England Academy of Art, and Visiting Research Fellow in Fine Art, UWE Bristol. She works all over the British Isles although she has a particular fondness for the Shetland Islands, where she lives part of the year in a little cottage. She also regularly paints abroad - whether while travelling on a three mast schooner off the coast of Svalbard, or attending an artist residency in Iceland.