I am delighted to say that my painting School Girl and Cat was selected for the Society of Women Artists 160th open exhibition. The exhibition is online this year from September 21st until the end of December 31st. This is a painting of my daughter petting the cat before school. I keep a lot of special memories by painting pictures of them.
I am honoured that my chapter, Walk Beside Me, was published by Demeter Press. The book is Grandmothers & Grandmothering: creative and Scholarly Perspectives In Honour of Our Women Elders edited by Kathy Mantas . Keep the Fear Away, illustrates a childlike woman hiding under the bed beneath a cloud of prayers. My Grandmother taught me the protection that a prayer can offer to keep nightmares away. By Sharing a poem, a prayer, a story, a recipe, and my pictures, I illustrated how my grandmother enriched my life in chapter 11 of this insightful book.
Debbie Lee at Bridport Arts Centre in the Museum of Mystery and Imagination exhibition.
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I am excited to be taking part in an exhibition celebrating the mysterious in art curated by David Brooke, at the Bridport Arts Centre-Allsop Gallery, 15th July-20th August 2021.
My idea is to do an improvised stop motion drawing on a daily coastal walk for 7 consecutive days. This activity would use the idea of marking time. To give an idea of what may emerge I have attached an image of me making a ‘Selkie’ returning to the sea. This chalk drawing is made on the slate beach at Kimmeridge near my home in Dorset. The drawing is erased and redrawn and recorded to make a stop motion animation eventually the sea will reclaim it. This notion of time passing and looping is something which I aim to capture in my work. Each sketch will be recorded then spliced together to form a ‘moving drawing diary’ for 7 days. Intended for screening indoors it will be like taking the outside environment inside which may alter the viewers’ experience of being inside and they may feel transformed. I often use found sounds to accompany my animations but I would love to use more instrumental music with them.
‘Well, Well, Well’ is an upcoming group exhibition with the Leyden Gallery at Aldgate House, London.