- Future Tuition:
- Creative Watercolours
Deborah is a professional artist living and working in Suffolk, UK. Deborah’s peaceful contemporary artworks are a reflection of her love for the countryside around her in Suffolk. But her influences don’t stop there. She loves the landscape of both UK and Eire, and will travel to get a first-hand feel for the atmosphere and light.
Her personal artist statement reflects her art practice, thought processes, influences and intuition; all of which are deeply important to the way she works. Her personal artist statement:
“Growing up in the countryside of Suffolk, England has been my main influence and I began to capture the character of it’s landscapes at an early age. Whilst developing as an artist my affinity with the landscape and its richness has grown, and my current work still reflects this.
Each of my paintings start with a basic sketch and plan. As the creative process develops I allow the piece to show itself and breathe its own life. Being so connected with the subject of the painting aids the evolution of the spirit and mood of each artwork I produce.
The whole process of making art for me is like the natural growth and rhythm of the landscapes I portray – it starts with a seed and flourishes at it’s own pace, giving rise to a rich depth, vibrancy and texture.”
Whilst Deborah has always wanted to be an artist for a living, she only became professional in 2008, after many years as a professional musician, and before that, a Registered Nurse. The opportunity arose to pursue her art-making when she was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis which prevented her from regularly performing as a musician, and from returning to nursing. The transformation was however, no surprise to most, as her passion for painting has always been there. Once she made the decision to become an artist full time, her skills and reputation have grown.
Whilst being interviewed for an exhibition she held with her father in 2012, she said,
“I clearly remember getting my first paintbox from my parents, after expressing an interest in Dad’s paintings and rummaging around in his collection of oil paints. There was also a friend of my parents’ who was a professional artist, and I was in awe of his studio and his paintings.”
On top of her studio work, she has been regularly teaching in the community. She is a often invited to lead and demonstrate to art groups in Suffolk, and also runs inspirational creative workshops of her own. Deborah has a recognisable method of painting with acrylics, using tissue paper and modeling pastes as a textural base on canvas or wood. When she is working with watercolour paints she creates a lot of special effects using salt, cling film, tin foil and many other methods on paper. She has found that people are fascinated by these techniques and she loves to share her knowledge and skills through educating and encouraging others.
Deborah is now in the process during 2013 of building an online art course in Creative Watercolours, so that people can enjoy her engaging lessons in the comfort of their own studio or home.
Deborah regularly exhibits and takes commissions. Her artworks have been sold to customers in UK, Europe, USA and Australia.
New Artworks on display and for sale at Buckenham Galleries, Southwold
4-26 May 2013 ?Woodlands? exhibition at Cambridge Contemporary Art ♦ Deborah?s art
11-17 July 2013 Joint Show with Val Harrowven at Tide Mill, Woodbridge ♦ Regatta week.
Oct ? Dec 2012 ?Last Christmas? Exhibition, Reunion Gallery, Felixstowe
Sept / Oct 2012 Toot Arts Autumn Exhibition, The Lounge, Bury St Edmunds
May 2012 ?The Enchanted Earth? Solo Show, The Aldeburgh Gallery, Suffolk
Mar/Apr 2012 ?Dad & Daughter ~ artists together?, Edmund Gallery, Bury St Edmunds
Oct 2011 ? Mar 2012 The Taplin Gallery, Woodbridge, Suffolk
Dec 3rd 2011- Jan 14th 2012 The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
July 2011 Solo Show, Upstairs @ The Tap, Cliff Quay, Ipswich venue
June 2011 Toot Arts Summer Show, Edmund Gallery, Bury St Edmunds
May 2011 Summer Art Exhibition, Chimney Mill Gallery, West Stow map
Dec 2010 to Jan 2012 The Fox Inn, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Dec 2010 to Mar 2011 Chimney Mill Gallery, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds
Dec 2010 to Feb 2011 101 Gallery, Felixstowe
Sept 2010 Open Exhibition, Halesworth Gallery, Halesworth
Jun 2010 Joint Show (Toot Arts), Edmund Gallery, Bury St Edmunds
Apr-Oct 2010 Suffolk Coastal Deckchairs On Tour
Mar 2010 Art Relief Aldeburgh, Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh
Dec 2009-Jan 2010 Solo Show, Cinema Gallery, Aldeburgh
Nov-Dec 2009 Snape Maltings Gallery, Snape
Sep 2009 Open Exhibition, Halesworth Gallery, Halesworth
May 2009 Joint Show ?The Silent Landscape?, Cinema Gallery, Aldeburgh
Acrylics, Drawing, Mixed Media, Watercolour
Buildings, Landscape, Life Drawing, Pyrography, Trees and Foliage, Wild Flowers, Wildlife