William McLean Kerr
Born in 1952 in Newport-on-Tay, Fife Kerr moved to Ayrshire in 1966.
After attending Carrick Academy in Maybole he studied art at Jacob Kramer School of Art in Leeds and Graphic Design at Manchester Polytechnic. On leaving further education his career included several years as a Graphic Designer with Central Television in the Midlands and several years running a Graphic design Consultancy in Glasgow. Since starting full-time work as an Artist in 1996 William has held solo exhibitions at Maclaurin Art Gallery, Dick Institute, Untitled Gallery, London.
In 2002 he had a painting accepted by the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts for its 141st exhibition. Kerr’s many private and corporate commissions include work for Motherwell Bridge, the new National Museum of Scotland, Historic Scotland, Reader¹s Digest and the Forestry Commission and his work is held in collections as far a field as the USA and Australia. His paintings and drawings have also been published as fine art prints and greeting cards by international publishers and some of his drawings of black and white musical instruments were previously purchased by Australia’s the Sydney Opera House.