ARTIST'S PORTRAIT * KERRI SHIPP


I want to introduce to you the lovely and talented Australian artist and blogger, Kerri Shipp.
I met Kerri online via blogging and asked if she'd like to share with us her creative space, work and a bit about herself. She graciously obliged and took time out of her busy creative life to be featured here.

Where were you born?

I was born in Sydney, Australia, and lived there until I was 22. The day after my husband and I were married, we packed up our campervan with all our worldy possessions and moved to Brisbane, Queensland. We’ve been here for the past 21 years and absolutely love it!


What would you take if your house was burning down?

Besides my family of course, without a doubt it would be my gorgeous Labrador, Darcy, and our bird, Storm. Besides a few pieces of my grandmother’s jewellery, which mean the world to me, everything else can be replaced.




        Your favorite book?

That’s such a hard one for me, as I’ve always been an avid reader. From the age of five, my mother used to buy me Enid Blyton books, and I’d lose myself in the characters for hours. I do love ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, but choosing a favourite book would be like asking me to choose a favourite child!


If you could have only 1 last meal, what would you want on the menu?

Living in Queensland means we have access to fantastic seafood, so I’d say a banquet of fresh prawns, lobster and reef fish, followed by crème brulee for dessert. Divine.



Do you prefer hot weather or cold?

Definitely hot weather – summer can’t come soon enough for me.



Favorite artists?

Another really hard question to answer! I love Claude Monet’s use of colour, and I love Australian artist Ben Quilty’s unique style. Again, there are so many fabulous artists out there, and each one is so individual with such an array of talents. You only have to browse through Etsy to realise that the world is full of very talented people.


Pet peeve?

Injustice, and ignorance.



Best childhood memory?

Summer holidays. No school for six whole weeks, lots of trips to the beach and hanging out with friends. I went to school with the most fantastic group of girls, and we’re still friends all these years later. I’ve come to realise how lucky I am to have such wonderful friendships.



Favorite travel destination?

Whitehaven beach is in the Great Barrier Reef in North Queensland, and would have to be the most beautiful place on earth. Crystal clear water, the whitest sand imaginable, all set on an island in the middle of the reef. Stunning.


Favorite shop?

Again, such a hard one! In Queensland we have some amazing designers, and I have to say I love visiting Anna Spiro’s stunning shop, Black and Spiro. Lily-G and Magnolia Interiors are also favourites, as is Signature on Hastings in Noosa.


Kerri is featuring a great give-away until November 10th on her blog and also 20% off sale at her Etsy shop, Driftwood Interiors until December 21st, so head over to check them both out now and let her know you read about her on Annechovie.
Thanks so much, Kerri!