Contemporary and experimental painter, Janette Kerr uses the coast to explore the connections between art and science in the interactions of natural elements.
Kerr lectured painting, printmaking and drawing at the City of Bath College from 1980 to 1993 and tutored at the Open University Summer School 1982-1985. In 2005 she completed a PhD in Fine Art at the University of West England.
In her project Extreme Wave Theory, Kerr studies wave formations in Shetland, an ongoing research project with in association with Norwegian Oceanographers. Kerr’s work has been featured in a number of solo and group exhibitions across the U.K and in Norway, and she has won numerous awards including the 2010 Arts Council England Award.
Kerr has received Art Council funding for her research and development project, and her work is held in a number of private collections in the UK, Europe, USA, and Norway and in public collections throughout the UK and Europe. Amongst others her work has been featured in ArtReview, the Solo Show Catalogue and Urthona Magazine.
Kerr became a Royal West of England Academician in 2003 and was elected as the President of the Royal West Academy of Bristol in 2011. She is an Honorary Royal Academician and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of the West of England.
Kerr is President of the Royal West of England Academy and a visiting artist at the Meteorological Institute in Bergen and on the Shetland Islands.