Born in London, the son of James Lennox KERR and his wife Mornie (Elizabeth Lamorna BIRCH), the artist daughter of Samuel John Lamorna BIRCH, Adam was brought back to Flagstaff at Lamorna as a new-born.
He was for many years a Director of Marine Hydrographics, working largely in Canada and Monaco, and his working career has taken him on expeditions world-wide whilst his avocation was sketching, drawing and painting. In retirement, he and his wife Judith KERR (also a working artist) are active in the Lamorna Art Society, of which Adam is the Hon President. Adam is also a Trustee of the Newlyn Art Gallery (Building Trustees).
Andrew Kerr's coastal scenes capture the essence of the Penwith peninsula. He works from Flagstaff Cottage in Lamorna, originally the home and studio of his illustrious forebear Samuel John Lamorna BIRCH.
The artist wife of Adam KERR, grandson of Samuel John Lamorna BIRCH, she completed a Fine Art Degree at Falmouth College of Art and now works from the Board School Studios in Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, though she maintains her studio at Flagstaff Cottage.
She exhibits with the Lamorna Valley Group. Her works include collage, semi-abstract paintings, and drawing on canvas and paper using natural pigments, oils and mixed media.
River Scene, two landscape paintings (oil on canvas) of the same name, by this artist are in the art collection in possession of St Michael's Hospital (SMH), Hayle. His painting of Restormel Castle was in the collection of Restormel Borough Council (now part of Cornwall Council).
Julia Kerrison is an artist and illustrator living in West Penwith, who works predominantly in London and Cornwall. Her background in theatre arts infiltrates a creative output which captures the atmosphere of theatre life. She also draws on fables whose appeal is universal. Kerrison was the house artist for Trapdoor Theatre Company from 2000 to 2004, and has spent time in the props department of the Royal Opera House and crafting puppets for NYC's Stagedoor Manor Theatre Training Camp. She employs a variety of media, sometimes working in 3D and using wirework, carpentry and papier mache to produce masks, puppetry and props for theatrical productions and private collections.
A painting by this artist is included in the collection of the Passmore Edwards Institute at Hayle.
A family researcher is seeking further information about this artist, who first appears in Kellys Directory 1893 (as painting from life or photograph in oils and crayons, and keeping a shop of artists' materials together with his wife Frances Ann nee Watters, in Fore Street, St Just in Penwith). His listing continues in Kellys 1897, 1902, 1906. The 1901 Census lists his birthplace as Sheerness, Kent, and his wife's as St Just, Cornwall. This latter listing records that his wife ran the aforementioned shop, and that he was painting from home on his own account; presumably he had previously worked to commission.
By 1914, his wife was still running the shop but the artist no longer listed. There are no listings of exhibitions for this artist in the standard dictionaries; further information would be welcome.