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New paintings, puddles, three little yachts and a dog


Kerry Thompson ~ Artist

 Three little yachts and a dog ...


Here is a clutch of new paintings for your entertainment. In the studio I've been wandering from Wales to Balmain to the beach - from cold and damp and misty to hot and sandy and windy - and yes, there are three little yachts and a dog.

Have fun!

Walking back to Carmarthen, South Wales 
Kerry Thompson Aug 2013 acrylics on canvas 76cmx61cm
I visited Wales several years ago and loved following the roads around Carmarthen on foot, much of the time in and out of misty rain.


I caught a tree daydreaming in Balmain
Kerry Thompson Aug 2013 acrylics on canvas 76cmx61cm
I spotted a fantastic shadow of a tree splattered on the wall of a house - then painted the tree daydreaming so its shadow isn't the same as its branches. Of course, there's a dog in the daydream ... or is this the dog's daydream about a tree ...?
Or am I the daydream?


At the beach  
Kerry Thompson Aug 2013 acrylics on canvas 61cmx92cm


Three little yachts are we  
Kerry Thompson Aug 2013 acrylics on canvas 61cmx92cm

You can see bigger images of these works if you wish at www.kerrythompsonsgallery.com
Thanks for letting me share them with you!

Cheers for now,

Like to join us for a glass of wine and a celebration of art on Thursday?

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Gold fish ~ Kerry Thompson    Acrylics on canvas 51x51cm

You and your friends and family are invited to join us for the opening of the GOLD (and winter) exhibitions...

Thursday 23 May 2013

Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick (Sydney) NSW Australia

5:30pm - 7:30pm  (Speeches at 6:30pm)

Star cafe - Level 0 (High Street entrance)

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A large variety of works and artists; 50% of GOLD exhibition proceeds will go to the Hospital.
Exhibitions will hang until 16 August 2013.

Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick, High St, Randwick NSW 2031 Australia

Time to begin toasting the feet by the fire in this neck of the woods ~ I hope all is going well with you!
Thanks again for letting me share these adventures with you; please feel free to pass this along to others you think might be interested.

Cheers for now,


Kerry Thompson ~ Artist
(aka Kerry Millard - cartoonist/author/illustrator)

T: 0422 447 670
A: PO Box 167 Gordon NSW 2072
E: mail@kerrythompsonsgallery.com
W: http://www.kerrythompsonsgallery.com

Opening buzzing for City VS Nature at Oxford Street

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Kerry Thompson ~ Artist

Tree houses  ~  Kerry Thompson April 2013   Acrylics on paper and canvas 13x18cm (20.5 x 25.5cm framed)  $250.00


The 6 pm May 2nd opening for Art Pharmacy's CITY VS. NATURE pop-up exhibition of mini works has been flooded with RSVPs so it is going to be absolutely buzzing!

Here are additional times when you can drop in:

Friday             3rd May    11am - 7pm
Saturday        4th May     11am - 6pm
Sunday          5th May      12pm - 5pm    from 2pm Tea with the artists
Monday           6th May      Closed
Tuesday          7th May     11am - 6pm
Wednesday    8th May     11am - 6:30pm
Thursday        9th May     11am - 7pm
Friday             10th May    11am - 7pm
Saturday        11th May     11am - 6pm
Sunday           12th May    12pm- 5pm     FINAL DAY

118 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
NSW 2010 Australia
(it's just west of Taylor Square, Sydney)

20 artists, lots and LOTS of A5 ( 20cm x 14cm ) or thereabouts artworks at $100 - $250
If you plan to pop in to the pop-up, you could drop me a line so maybe we can be there at the same time and say hi!

Cheers for now,


Kerry Thompson ~ Artist
(aka Kerry Millard - cartoonist/author/illustrator)

T: 0422 447 670
A: PO Box 167 Gordon NSW 2072
E: mail@kerrythompsonsgallery.com
W: http://www.kerrythompsonsgallery.com

Why did the goldfish do it? Find out on 14 April 2013

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Travelling whales (and a goldfish)  Kerry Thompson
Acrylics on canvas 80x80cm (framed)


If you are free and in Sydney on Sunday afternoon 14 April, we'd love you to come and say hello and join us for drinks, talk and tour of my exhibition
City ditty at Gallery Mercure.

I'll tell stories about morphing from vet to cartoonist, illustrator, author, and painter (and 1.5 seconds as an actor in a movie with Jodie Foster) including techniques and approach to a blank canvas. We'll make a tour of City ditty and you'll be let in on why a tip, and what possessed the goldfish.

There will be prints of many of my paintings on various smaller items which will be available for sale at the Gallery only on the day.

Sunday 14 April 2013

Drinks talk and tour of City ditty exhibition with artist

Kerry Thompson

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Join us for drinks from 4:00pm
Entrance is free, and everybody is welcome.

Gallery Mercure
Level 2 Mercure Sydney Potts Point,
226 Victoria Street Potts Point NSW 2011 Australia
1 min walk from Kings Cross Station

Please feel free to pass this along to your friends, family, colleagues, networks, and anyone else you think might like to join us. We love to meet new people.

No need to RSVP,  just pop on over.

Oh, and details will be coming soon for the excellent Art Pharmacy pop-up exhibition of 20 artists on Oxford Street in May.

Cheers for now,


P.S. If you can't make it and are curious, drop me a line and I'll tell you about the goldfish ...


Kerry Thompson ~ Artist
(aka Kerry Millard - cartoonist/author/illustrator)

T: 0422 447 670
A: PO Box 167 Gordon NSW 2072
E: mail@kerrythompsonsgallery.com
W: http://www.kerrythompsonsgallery.com

Geoff Jaeger Gallery Mercure: 0404292390        

Giddy City ditty opening 23 March

We'd love you to join us at the opening of "City ditty" on 23 March 5 - 7 pm at Gallery Mercure

Thursday 14 March 2013

I hope that all is going well in your neck of the woods!

This update is to let you know about my upcoming exhibition of works in paint,

City ditty

which is presented by Gallery Mercure in Sydney Australia
from 23 March to 24 April 2013.

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City ditty   Kerry Thompson ~ acrylics on canvas 45x35cm framed

We'd love you to bring your friends and join us for opening drinks
Saturday 23 March
5 - 7 pm

@ Gallery Mercure

Open 10am - 6pm 7 days
Level 2, The Mercure Sydney Potts Point ~ 226 Victoria Street, Potts Point NSW 2011
1 minute walk from Kings Cross Station

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Shoalhaven shores, "Bundanon"   Kerry Thompson ~ acrylics on paper 61x78cm framed

Also coming up is the

Lindfield Art Show

Friday 15 March - Sunday 17 March 2013.

You'll spot three of my paintings in the show along with a wonderful collection of works by a wonderful collection of artists. I know, because I saw what was being hung when I dropped mine off!

Opening hours:
Friday 15 March 2013 – cocktail opening - tickets required
Saturday 16 March 2013 – 9.30am to 4.30pm
Sunday   17 March 2013 – 9:00am to 2:00pm

Holy Family Catholic Primary School Hall, 2 - 4 Highfields Rd, Lindfield NSW 2070 Australia.

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Balingup hills   Kerry Thompson ~ acrylics on paper  50x62cm framed

"Balingup" hills will be auctioned at the Friday night cocktail party, proceeds going to St Judes' College in Tanzania.

It's quite a story ...

"Holy Family has proudly supported St Jude’s College in Tanzania for several years, sponsoring a teacher and two students. St Jude’s school provides a chance for the brightest and poorest children to escape the trap of inadequate education, illiteracy and poverty. Gemma Sisia, a girl from country NSW, established the school in 2002, which has grown from three students to more than 1500."

I think Gemma will be giving a talk at the show on Sunday. I'll be finding out on Friday evening what time so let me know if you'd like to know too!


Thank you for letting me share paintings and adventures with you.
Cheers for now,


Feb 2013


Happy February 2013!

Here is some lovely news I have to share:

*   Until March 10th, Andrew and Jeff at Botannix Studio Cafe, 25 Swinbourne St, Botany (Sydney) NSW Australia have 11 of my paintings hanging in their friendly and delightful setting. I'll be there for lunch on Sunday Feb 24th from 1 - 2 pm so if you are around, drop by and say hi.

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Bendemeer hill acrylics on canvas 80x80cm

*   On March 15th - 17th several of my works will be at the Lindfield Art Show, 2 - 4 Highfield Rd, Lindfield NSW 2070 Australia. 
I've donated one work, "Balingup hills" for auction to raise funds to support indigenous students. This painting was made one Christmas day, sitting on a hillside in Western Australia painting with one of my offspring. What a lovely continuation of its story.

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Balingup hills acrylics on paper 50x62cm (framed dimensions)

In April 2013 I will be collaborating with Art Pharmacy in setting up a pop-up gallery on Oxford St in Surry Hills (Sydney, Australia). Emilya Colliver of Art Pharmacy is working hard to exhibit Australian artists and help them connect with art lovers. She is a joy to watch in action as she sets wheels in motion. I will be on site as much as I can, so again, maybe you'll have a chance to drop by and say hi. There will be a wonderful spectrum of artists' works on hand for you to be introduced to and enjoy. 
I'll send more details and an invitation to our opening presently.
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Kettle Island (detail) postcard

Before long you will see the painting "Kettle Island" popping up as free postcards in cafes and other spots around Australia. Avant Cards who print and distribute those familiar free-to-pick-up postcards to promote businesses and galleries and events, generously select a number of artists each year and offer to make and distribute cards of one of their images. 
I was very fortunate to be selected and so will be scattered across the country within about a month.

So, besides new works evolving in the studio, that's what I'm up to in the near future. 
I'm always happy to get feedback or to hear what you've been up to!
Hoping perhaps to see you somewhere!

Cheers for now,

Recent news up to Jan 2013

Trailer out for movie "Return to Nim's Island"

This sequel to "Nim's Island", a feature film based on the book of the same name by Wendy Orr which I illustrated under my nom de plume, "Kerry Millard", will open in Australia on April 4th 2013. It was exciting being on the set of the original movie; I was hugged by Jodie Foster and kissed by a sea lion. Pretty cool!

Our two books, "Nim's Island" and "Nim at Sea" will be coming out this year in one volume, "The Nim Stories". More excitement!

View the trailer

The Little Firefly Pop-Up Gallery was open until 5 pm December 24th 2012

My pop-up gallery, The Little Firefly,was at Frendz Community Gallery, 20 Moore Ave West Lindfield NSW 2070 from Nov 30th to Dec 24th 2012. Frendz Community Gallery has now closed its doors and the space will be rented by another local business. It will be interesting to explore alternatives for myself and other artists in the new year...

Contact me if you are interested in paintings, prints, cards, tiles, fridge art, mini wall gallery, 2GB USB credit card sized memory cards loaded with 24 paintings for screensavers (Mac and PC).


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For the second time, a book I've illustrated is being made into a movie!
I was an extra in “Nim’s Island” with Jodie Foster, based on the book by Wendy Orr, and now “Nim’s Island II”, based on “Nim at Sea” which I also illustrated, is currently in production. Exciting!

Kerry Millard (Thompson) with Wendy Orr and Abigail Breslin Nim at Sea p 120 Kerry Millard 72 x 15
Wendy Orr, Abigail Breslin, Kerry Millard (Thompson) on the set of “Nim’s Island” … Illustration from “Nim at Sea” K.Millard

I enjoyed a two week Artist Residency during August at Arthur and Yvonne Boyd's beautiful "Bundanon" property at the invitation of the “Bundanon” Trust - see all the photos on my blog, Aug 2012
12_9_3 Bundanon sunset _Kerry Thompson