Kerry Hallam, British
Kerry Hallam is as refreshing and spirited as his paintings. He creates enticing images through bold palettes and captivating compositions. Born in Northern England, Hallam showed early artistic talent when he won a six-year scholarship to London University's Central College of Art. After a formal art education under British master painters, he completed his military service in the prestigious Gurkha brigade. Hallam's talent was further acknowledged when he was selected for inclusion in Britain's Royal Society of Artists in Watercolour.
Enthusiasm for his art is fully evident in Kerry Hallam’s vivid, windswept seascapes and timeless, sun-dappled village scenes. Strongly inspired by the Fauves, Hallam has a strong affinity for the 19th century French Post-Impressionists, Cezanne and Van Gogh.
In 1973 Kerry moved state-side, settled in New England, and completely dedicated himself to painting. He later established his first studio in Boston, and in 1981 opened a studio and gallery on Nantucket Island. Since then, he has lived and painted in many parts of the United States, most recently settling comfortably again into New England life.
Inspired by St. Tropez and the French Riviera, Hallam returns frequently to renew his spirit. Noted for his power to evoke emotion, opulence of light and distinctive color harmonies, Hallam translates the ordinary moment into the magical, inviting us to be revitalized by the world's simple pleasures. His panoramas continue to draw accolades, including a first place award by the prestigious L’Association Pour le Promotion Artistique Francais.
Through innumerable one-man exhibitions, Kerry Hallam has been honored by galleries around the world. His work has been featured in countless newspaper and magazine articles as well as in PBS television specials. A visual compilation of the artist’s work is currently available in the recently published book, Kerry Hallam: Artistic Visions.