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.


Debbie frequently 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 emphasise form. By doing so she expresses subtle tonal and sculptural qualities.

Debbie George's paintings, although sometimes small in size, have a richness and intensity that far exceeds their scale.

(Clare Lilley, Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park).

Selected Exhibitions

Bircham Gallery, Norfolk (solo show March 2015)

Rob Fogell Gallery, Stamford

Beside the wave Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall (solo show Oct 2014)

Bircham gallery, Norfolk

Byard Art, Cambridge

Stour Galley - Shipston-on Stour

Chantry House gallery, Ripley, North Yorkshire

Bircham gallery, Norfolk solo show

Byard Art, Cambridge

Beside the wave Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall

Stour Galley - Shipston-on Stour

Bircham Gallery, Norfolk

Beside the wave Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall

Byard Art, Cambridge

Stour Galley - Shipston-on Stour

Byard Art, London art fair

Bircham Gallery, Norfolk (solo show)

Byard Art, Spring exhibition, Cambridge

Beside the wave Gallery, Spring exhibition, Falmouth, Cornwall

New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey (solo show June 2011)

Rob Fogell Gallery, Stamford (solo show November 2011)

Byard Art, Cambridge Christmas show

Bircham Gallery, Norfolk

Beside the wave Gallery

New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey

Beside the wave, Cornwall

Stour Galley - Shipston-on Stour

Byard Art, Cambridge, London, New York

Bircham Gallery, Norfolk

Rob Fogell, Stamford

New Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey

The Wey Gallery, Godalming Surrey

Ainscough Contemporary Art, London (solo show)

Bircham Gallery, Norfolk

Byard Art - New York Art fair

Byard art - Art London exhibition

New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey

Beside the wave, Falmouth, Cornwall

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (solo)

New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey

Bircham Gallery, Norfolk

Holmfirth Art Week

Orange Street Gallery, Uppingham

Red Barn Gallery, Cumbria

Lupton Square Gallery, Yorkshire

Gallery Top, Derbyshire

Shire Hall gallery, Stafford

The Red Gallery - Thame, Oxfordshire

The Derek Topp Gallery - Chatsworth, Derbyshire

Holmfirth Artweek - Featured Artist

Kenwood House - Hampstead, London

The Affordable Art Fair - London

The Red Gallery - Thame, Oxfordshire

Sanderson George & Peach - Holmfirth, Oxfordshire