A north London artist is holding her first solo exhibition at the newly opened Starfish & Coffee arts cafe in Palmers Green.

The exhibition will showcase Kerry Zacharia’s ink on paper paintings, ten years after completing her first piece in 2006.

“I felt a strong sense to express myself from the depths of pain by exposing layers of vulnerability onto the paper. The process took around two years to complete. In this painting, the outline of a woman in despair was clearly defined, but in the process the energy that flowed out into the lines, patterns and the shapes concealed the woman’s figure so well that it was not instantly apparent to the viewer, but once the figure was formed it would remain.

“Amazed by this outcome, I decided to produce a series of paintings in the red and black theme, each one unique in its own right and inspired from within.”

Her solo exhibit will also display city-themed paintings as well as a cross-section of her large format paintings spanning four collections: Inner City London; London Landscapes; London Skyscapes and Love London, which have been created between 2013 and 2015.

Through this work Kerry responds to the urban scene in an expressive graphic style to address the viewer in a decisive and engaging way.

Kerry’s work Cobbled Garden will also be on display at Finsbury Park Station for two weeks from Monday, June 20.

Starfish & Coffee, Aldermans Hill, Palmers Green, N13 4PP, until Thursday, June 30. Details: 07539 981846