Ann Kerr was born in Johannesburg in 1951 and, as the daughter of painter Erica Berry, she was raised in a home full of art and artists. She relocated to Prince Albert in 2001 and makes a living from painting as well as designing and planting gardens.
“Being a painter in Prince Albert, I am enchanted by nature and inspired on a daily basis. One lives in nature, constantly both confronted and yet uplifted by it, even in its droughtstricken khaki clothes, or the brief explosions of spring colour that are almost too beautiful to paint. Working in watercolour, the most demanding and unforgiving of mediums, I need to be in the landscape, capturing this unique light, or working from that particular plant with all it’s unique idiosyncrasies. I build up layers of glazes without opaqueness and then highlight and enhance the representation with pencil crayon and pencil.”