Kerry started her career as a trainee gardener in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. She grew up in an artistic household and produced botanical illustrations from her early teen years onwards. She is motivated by her love of the natural world and a desire to share with others the beauty she finds there.
She spent 30 years living in Broome, Western Australia, before moving permanently to Bruny Island in 2016.
She has always pursued her art practice while weaving in motherhood and a work life which included working with Environs Kimberley (the peak environmental organisation in Nth Western Australia), the Kimberley Aboriginal Land Council’s Land and Sea Management Unit and the Broome Public Library.
Kerry has travelled extensively with her family. Her favorite destinations are Japan, Cuba and Egypt. She also loves to spend time in central Australia, in big sky country.
Kerry has experience in horticulture, conservation, indigenous tourism, office administration and the arts. She has always volunteered her time to many not for profit community organisations. She has curated the Bruny Island Bird Festival Art Exhibition for the past three festivals.
Kerry now lives with her photographer husband on a remote beach on South Bruny Island.