You know that feeling you get when you discover something really fresh and exciting? Well, that's the feeling I got when I saw Kerri Rosenthal's art.
It moved me. It made me smile. I wanted to see more. Had to know more.
Kerri in front of "Flights of Fancy" at Dovecote
So, I tracked Kerri down, learned she doesn't live very far from me...and that her work is displayed in some of my favorite local home decor boutiques, including Dovecote in Westport, CT. Kerri credits owner, Sarah Kaplan (former buyer for Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York), for supporting her art and encouraging her to do some edgier pieces.
With a background in fashion, Kerri spent the bulk of her professional career with Oilily, a Dutch company based in Amsterdam...so frequent trips to the Netherlands and Northern Europe influenced her eye. The quote below influenced her creative journey.
Taking a career break after the birth of her 2nd child, Kerri was out to dinner one night when she saw a painting and just knew she could recreate it. So, she went home and began to paint. Just like that.
Following her heart and her intuition, she began to create more paintings and her friends, recognizing her talent, encouraged her to keep going. That was 4 years ago.
Kerri at work in her studio
One of Kerri's color/mood boards
2 years ago, Kerri had her first art show. She rented out a Waterworks space in Westport, CT and invited anyone she thought might be interested. That was another step on her journey.
Kerri is all about color, saying that to her "color is a sense, like touch". Can't you just feel her energy in these paintings?
Yes, a pretty pink tulip!ART KR painting for my home.
I have found Kerri an inspiration, not only artistically, but creatively...forging a new path one brush stroke at a time. If you want to see more of Kerri's art or learn more about her, check out her website!
Each of us has a creative gift. How are you expressing yours?