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FEATURED ARTIST AT THE FRANCIS – KERRIN PARKINSON

 

Kerrin Parkinson is an artist and illustrator living in South Portland, Maine. She loves spending time outside with her kids scoping out painting locations to create energetic sea and landscapes. Kerrin is an adventurous artist who loves working in many styles and formats, incorporating multiple techniques and approaches. 

Mother Nature and specifically the ocean are often the subject of Kerrin’s artwork. She is awestruck by it’s beauty, strength and vulnerability.  She feels empowered to share her appreciation for the esthetics and healing powers found in nature. 

Kerrin creates plein air and studio paintings with oils and acrylics in various scales. She frequently layers using impasto with both palette knife and brushwork, always trying to capture fleeting moments of mood, color and light…   

Kerrin’s illustration work is mostly digital, commercial illustration.  She often creates her own hand drawn typefaces, assisting her clients in creating a completely unique brand.  Kerrin’s illustration work is characterized by bold contrasts and saturated colors.  Kerrin studies and experiments with design, typography and calligraphy and these artforms support and influence her illustrations. 

Kerrin loves teaching and she teaches students of all ages within The Continuing Studies Program at Maine College of Art.