About Me/Info

Debbie Perry
Most days I am to be found 'Being Quietly Creative' in my studio at home in Buckinghamshire. I live next door to a farm (sheep, cows, donkeys) and have far reaching views to the woods beyond (a forever changing backdrop) and lots and lots of sky and wide open space.

My inspiration is Nature  and the Seasons and I see myself as living in two worlds - an inner world of imagination, a place to create calm and stillness - and my outer world, that of Nature, the Natural world in which we live and within  the Seasons.

I draw and paint mainly in acrylic  on Gesso primed wooden panels and I draw in pen and ink on paper, from Nature and Imagination. I  make mixed- media pictures combining collage using acrylic painted acid- free tissue paper. I like to combine different methods, materials and experiment. I love colour and building up layers, creating abstracts and creating narratives and stories.

I teach in Adult Education and also teach on a 1:1 basis in my studio. I am an encouraging tutor and teach the principles of drawing through a variety of drawing exercises. So no matter where you are starting from you will be able to improve and develop your work.  

I am currently Art Tutor at Henley College teaching the Adult Beginners Class. I have been involved for two years as an Art Tutor with the Adult Dyslexia Centre, Maidenhead as part of their self development programme.

I have taken part in the outdoor art fair 'Art on the Street' Maidenhead, Bucks Open Studios and exhibited my work locally and also London. My work ranges from large scale backdrops for theatre productions to mini wooden panels 6 x 4 ins.

My Background:
I studied drawing at Wimbledon School of Art, Sir John Cass School of
Art, and Bucks New University. Also with artists Lorna Minton and Nicola Slattery
I started out as theatre professional directing and designing in Fringe theatre in London and teaching, after my degree and drama school. Then I cared for my parents and worked as a Horticulturist, (I met my husband when I was driving a tractor!;) returning to my childhood love of drawing and Nature. Now I am a full time artist and teacher in Adult Education, mother, wife and owner of two Jack Russell xs so I get plenty of exercise :)

I have studied Mindfulness Meditation (MBSR) and practice regularly. I have an interest in Positive Psychology and plan to study further in the future. I study and practice Tai Chi.

I love wide open spaces, stillness, walking, writing Morning Pages (Julia Cameron The Artists' Way), reading, and would love a studio by the sea to live and work in. I listen to music all the time when in my studio which often feeds into my work. Words also inspire me.

Use of Images:
I own the copyright to all my images. If you wish to use them please contact me first. I am happy for images to be used non commercially and in education as long as I am informed first and the images are acknowledged clearly as being  by Debbie Perry with a link or information given that leads to my website www.debbieperryart.com

Many Thanks.
01628 482528 (please leave a message)
Please contact me for prices, 1:1 teaching and for use of images.

I believe the Arts contribute to Wellbeing and Spiritual Growth. Creativity can be used as a 'door' to self development and fulfilment.

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