(Above) Pupil’s art inspired by the work of Kerry Beall

Part of our ethos at Artroom Brighton is our belief that our pupils should be able to meet living, working artists whenever possible. Which is why, last term, we ran a two week course for our GCSE class, featuring art based on the work of local artist Kerry Beall.

Kerry Beall is a young Brighton Based Graphic Designer and illustrator, whose process is to draw free hand in ink and charcoal, merging the works together to create a finished digital piece that has depth and texture. Mainly portraiture based, her work often has a surrealist twist.

On the second week of our time working in her style, we were lucky enough to receive a visit from Kerry during our Wednesday evening class. Kerry spent the whole class with us, giving a talk and answering questions, before staying on to share ideas one-to-one with our pupils. It really gave our young artists a connection with someone working professionally as an artist in the contemporary landscape: an invaluable contact with the wider artistic community which really brought art to life and helped fire enthusiasm and inspiration in our burgeoning artists.

Kerry was extremely delighted by the work she saw, and her friendly, encouraging manner with everyone in the studio made her a firm hit with Artroom Brighton, forging a connection between us that we are sure will continue into new territories of Art. Thanks Kerry, for all your great work!

For more information on Kerry’s art, visit http://www.kerrybeall.com/

Or visit her twitter page https://twitter.com/KerryBeall

Or her Instagram page https://instagram.com/kerrybeallartist/