Beautiful and tranquil paintings, inspired by the wonderful countryside of Northern Britain and Suffolk, Deborah interprets her on-location experiences into colourful and textural paintings of fields, hills, seasons and wildlife. Back in the studio, her practice, process, influence and intuition, and the symbiotic relationship between them, are critical to the way Deborah creates her final work.
'Growing up in the countryside of Suffolk, England, was my first influence and I began to capture the character of its landscape 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. My recent works are influenced by places further afield such as Northern Ireland, Yorkshire, North England and the Spanish Mountains in Cantoria, having taken many trips to them to see their beautiful scenery first hand.
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 its own pace, giving rise to a rich depth, vibrancy and texture.'
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