Before retiring in 2012 Kerry was a primary school Principal with a special interest in student support and special needs. Since retiring Kerry and her husband have travelled to many parts of Australia which has provided lots of inspiration for her artworks. Kerry loves landscapes and seascapes and the colours of our Australian environment have been an inspiration.Most ofher artworks have been in acrylic but she has found that she enjoys working with watercolour and pen and wash and has started to work with soft pastelsKerry has always loved to to learn and will have go at new methods, ideas and mediums. Over recent years Kerry has started to paint portraits of animals . In October 2016, she was on a property and witnessed the birth of a brand new calf. The instant connection between heifer and calf was mesmerising! She painted them from a photo taken and was thrilled with the way she managed to capture the moment. Since then she ha s painted a pet bull, pet cat and a grizzly bear all in acrylic and a Shetland shepherd in watercolour.Kerry has become a member of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Art Society and is currently the Vice President. She has entered works in local exhibitions and currently has works exhibited at the Society’s shopfront in Belmont. She was awarded the President’s award in her first exhibition. Since 2004 Kerry has maintained her membership with Friends Through Folk Art guild based in Caringbah . She is a member of the Committee and assists with the planning of the annual weekend art retreat. Kerry received second prize in the Rod Keane Memorial competition conducted by the guild.