Kerry Lemon

2007 QEST Scholar - Illustration
East Sussex

Illustrator Kerry used her QEST funding to complete her MA in Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University. Since then her work has been commissioned internationally for luxury brands including Harvey Nichols, Swarovski, Sony Japan, Harrods and Credit Suisse. Her drawing projects have included books, magazines, album covers, advertising, packaging, products and large scale window and wall murals.

Today Kerry’s practice is focused on the natural world. Although each project begins in the same manner – drawing in pen on paper, she now translates her ideas into a diverse array of materials including monumental sculptures and mixed media paintings. Current projects include a new 12 metre landmark sculpture for London, a series of six sculptures for Kent and a large scale painting for a hotel in Hiroshima, Japan.

QEST changed my life and I wouldn’t have been able to achieve my dreams as an artist without it. I long to tell my eight year old self that I will create my living from art – I cannot believe my luck.