Kerry Cook began cutting silhouettes
professionally at the early age of ten. On August 11, 1974, at
an Arts & Crafts fair at Aurora Village, in Seattle's north end,
Kerry made her artistic debut -- happily absorbed in her work,
and oblivious to the long line of people waiting for
Before her eleventh birthday Kerry had already
added five county fairs and a holiday bazaar to her resume, and
by the time she graduated high school she was an eight-year
veteran artist, with a good command of likeness and style.
Kerry's parents were both working artists. Her
mother, Donna M. Cook, is a portrait artist, and it was out of
her portrait booth that Kerry worked at art fairs, county fairs
and holiday bazaars throughout her teen years.
One of Kerry's very first silhouettes.
Freehand cut in public, August 11, 1974, when
the artist was 10 years old.