From the fabled paradise of the French Riviera to the sparkling shores of Nantucket Island, contemporary Impressionist Kerry Hallam captures the sun-dappled splendor of treasured places in his captivating panoramas.
Born and raised in Northern England, Hallam showed early artistic talent when he won a six year college scholarship to London University. After a formal art education under British master painters Leslie Cole, Patrick Heron and Hans Tisdale, he served in the military in Hong Kong and Malaya. In 1973 he moved to the United States and, after a brief interlude as a musical performer, dedicated himself to painting. He established his first studio in Boston and in 1981 opened a studio and gallery on Nantucket Island where he continues to spend his summers.
Inspired by the Fauves, Hallam's distinctive color harmonies derive from a bright, pure palette. Exuberant brush work and a lively surface pattern created by skillfully modeled patches of color evidence the artist's strong affinity for the 19th century Post-Impressionist painters Cezanne and Van Gogh. For Hallam, "Painting is forever a new adventure and a fresh challenge." Hallam's paintings have won many prestigious awards and he has been honored with numerous solo exhibitions.
BIRTHPLACE: England EDUCATION: London University, England