5 MINS WITH ARTIST KERRY ARMSTRONG
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.