Janette Kerr is a painter known for her works of Northern and Arctic seas. Born in 1959, Kerr has a PhD in Fine Art, has served as the president of the RWA, and also is an Honorary Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture Academician.
Kerr has travelled extensively, with residencies in locations such as Skagastrond, Iceland and Bergen, Norway allowing her to get up-close and personal with the extremes and unpredictability of the seas, the influence of which can be seen in her works.
‘My paintings represent immediate responses to sound and silences within the landscape around me; they are about movement and the rhythms of sea and wind, swelling and breaking waves, the merging of spray with air, advancing rain and mist, glancing sunlight – elements that seem to be about something intangible.’ – Janette Kerr.
Kerr’s work is represented widely across the globe, and can be found in collections such as the Royal Collection, London, the Norwegian Meteological Institute, Bergen, the Colle Verde Art Trust, Tuscany, and the Maine Maritime Museum, USA.