After sustaining a brain injury, Kerry Viggiani first picked up a paint brush in 2017 when a group of colleagues gifted her with a basket full of art supplies. Soon after her accident, and after a successful 15 years working in Human Resources and Adult Education, Kerry recognized she would no longer be able to thrive in the career she loved. Extreme vertigo, sensory flooding and chronic aural migraines forced her to take a hard look at her life and slow down.
But as an eternal optimist, Kerry chose to forge a new path and began pouring herself into learning and refining her craft as a visual artist and illustrator.
Kerry has found tremendous joy and a new beginning through creating. Her art provides her with renewed purpose as she takes inspiration from the quiet world around her, documenting the beauty she observes in a variety of mediums, but always using a bright bold palette of colors inspired by the visual distortions of her aural migraines.
Recently, Kerry’s floral work has been featured at Melt Studio Gallery at Base 31 in Picton, at Assembly Hall in Toronto, and at Pixie Blue Gallery in Mississauga.
In addition to her fine art practice, Kerry has been featured on Global News for her yearly hand painted ornament drive that has raised thousands of dollars for local and national charities over three years.