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ABOVE DG35 Alphabet cup and jug 2013
  • LEFT DG28 Hellebore and Butterfly
  • MIDDLE DG34 Wooden horse and thimble 40 x 40cm
  • RIGHT DG32 Cyclamen and moth 30 x 30cm
  • LEFT DG31 Qual eggs and pebbles 30 x 30cm
  • MIDDLE DG33 Tin fish 30 x 30cm
  • RIGHT DG36 Good child cup 2013

Debbie George

 Debbie George’s work is a celebration of her passion for flowers and the objects with which she surrounds herself – from ceramics to fruits, feathers and stones. Landscape is an important influence that underlies her paintings, whether they are of particular places or still-life compositions.

Frequently Debbie George assembles flowers or objects within the foreground of a painting and sets them against a far landscape, so that you sense a domestic space opening out into nature: both spaces are revealed with surprising clarity and with a perspective that is uniquely the artist’s own. The carefully selected objects – some found or given, others acquired especially for painting – are equally carefully positioned, to the extent that the space between them, or emptiness around them, is highly resonant.

Working with the ancient medium of gesso, with which she primes her panels, Debbie George builds up layer upon layer of paint, creating a wonderful luminosity and depth that she reveals by scratching into and through the layers: an inscribing that she also uses to emphasize form. By doing so she expresses subtle tonal and sculptural qualities. Varied landscapes and qualities of light drift through Debbie George’s paintings, which although sometimes small in size, have a richness and intensity that far exceeds their scale.

Clare Lilley Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Recent Exhibitions:

Garden Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk
Godfrey and Watt, Harrogate
Gallery Top, Chatsworth, Derbyshire
Orange Street Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland
Beside the Wave Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall
Red Barn Gallery, Penrith, Cumbria
Sanderson George and Peach Gallery, Holmfirth
Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
Red Gallery, Thame, Oxfordshire
Kenwood House, Hampstead, London
Red Gallery, Marlowe, Buckinghamshire
The Stour Gallery, Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire
Affordable Art fair New York, Amsterdam, London
Ainscough Gallery, London and Dartmouth
New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey


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