Following a career in graphic design, William McLean Kerr finally achieved his life time ambition when he began working as a professional artist in 1996. Since then he has received many private and corporate commissions including work for Motherwell Bridge, The new National Museum of Scotland, Historic Scotland, Reader’s Digest and The Forestry Commission.
In December 2006 he was commissioned by the three Ayrshire councils to paint a portrait of the Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran, Major Sir Richard Henderson, as a retirement present. This was followed in 2008 by East Ayrshire Council commissioning him to paint Dumfries House near Cumnock as a 60th birthday present for HRH Prince Charles.
A number of other paintings and drawings have also been published as fine art prints and greeting cards by international publishers and some of his work featuring black and white musical instruments was bought by the Sydney Opera House in Australia.
The Scottish coastline, with its ever changing sea and sky, is a great source of inspiration for William. His work is held in public and private collections as far afield as the USA and Australia and original paintings and prints can also be found in numerous galleries throughout Scotland.
To view a wide range of William’s work and for further information, including details of how to commission a painting or drawing, please visit the website below. Alternatively, if you’d rather phone or email, he’d be very happy to discuss your requirements without any obligation.