5 MINS WITH ARTIST KERRY ARM­STRONG

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The Mel­bourne-based ab­stract artist re­veals her jour­ney into the stu­dio and how mem­o­ries of the past in­spire her work How did you get into art? Paint­ing was al­ways a pas­sion, but I was firmly planted in the cor­po­rate world. About five years ago, I was di­ag­nosed with a brain tu­mour and that was the turn­ing point I needed. How would you de­scribe your style?

I’m an ab­stract ex­pres­sion­ist and I paint bold, tex­tured work us­ing acrylic on Bel­gian linen. Where do you find your in­spi­ra­tion?

I paint to ac­tu­alise mem­o­ries and emo­tions; some­times I’m try­ing to re­solve com­plex life sit­u­a­tions. Other times, I just need to re­play small seg­ments of my life bit by bit. De­scribe a day in the stu­dio.

The first hour is al­ways the most po­tent. It’s not un­com­mon for me to still be paint­ing in my py­ja­mas at mid­day. I’m also the direc­tor of a be­spoke print stu­dio called Stu­dio Gallery Mel­bourne, which pro­duces my own prints and a cu­rated se­lec­tion of tal­ented artists’ work.

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