ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kerry was born in the Rhondda valley, South Wales during the second World
War. From an early age she was encouraged to pursue her talents. She studied
Art at grammar school and it was here that she developed her portrait skills and
keen perception to detail. At 17 she left to join the Inland Revenue. In 1965 she
married her husband of 42 years Denis Ring. Kerry's early works included family
portraits, animals, equestrian events and impressions of the local town of
Llantrisant where she lived for most of her married life. Commissioned work
was her mainstay.
During the 1980's Kerry re-joined the work force and gained a position at H M Royal Mint, developing her marketing
skills and a fondness for watercolours. In her role as 'roving reporter' for the Young Collector's Coin Club magazine
she made her own impression on the readership, providing detailed historical perspectives on coin development
and disseminating her artistic flair into the magazine design. Her artistic talents were soon being recognised by
her employer and several paintings, which now hang in the Royal Mint, were commissioned to appear on the Royal
Mint's prestigious Christmas cards.
Since retiring in 2002, she has felt the need to express herself in watercolours, concentrating on her love of
landscape and heritage. Several emerging themes have been expressed in new and exciting works. Due to local
reviews of her talent she is now promoting her work on a more national and international level.