Biography

Teaching art is very important to me. It keeps me on my toes, keeps me moving forward and I truly love seeing “the light bulb go on” in an artists eyes. Using art making as theraputic tool for self-expression has really changed my life and passing this onto small children, adolescents and adults is such a rewarding experience for me

Kerrin lives in South Portland, Maine and works as a fine artist and educator. She grew up playing in the woods of the small town of Sterling, Massachusetts and she spent her summer vacations on the beaches in Maine. After attending the The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, she graduated with a BFA in Art Education. Kerrin taught high school for several years before moving to San Francisco to pursue her MFA in illustration at the Academy of Art University. She spent the next several years working on her illustration and fine art in New York City. She is a member of the The Society of Illustrators and has shown her work on both coasts of the United States.

Kerrin moved up north the beautiful state of Maine in 2006 to raise her children and pursue her art and teaching careers further. Kerrin is currently teaching painting at Maine College of Art in their Continuing Studies, Pre-College and Youth programs. She also volunteers creating specialized art related workshops at local preschools and elementary schools. 

Kerrin loves painting "plein air" and she can often be seen along the coast of southern Maine hiking to unique locations to paint outside in the fresh air. She is currently working on a series of acrylic and oil paintings which reflect her most recent explorations. Kerrin also works as a mural artist and illustrator. She recently created poster designs for The High Fives Foundation, Logo projects for Following Seas Farm and Apothecary, beer labels for Lawson's Finest Liquids and mural projects for Portland area schools.

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See Kerrin's "Artist Statement"