Hello Lovely You!
Hello and welcome to my website. I'm Debs, a full time artist working from my farm based studio located just a few miles from the picturesque village of Falkland in Fife.
I have always been creative and enjoy working with a wide range of art and creative mediums. The variety of mediums I work in reflect my creative nature.
My need to create shines from me. It makes me happy and I thrive with every piece created. Being self taught and my desire to span a variety of mediums means I don't feel I 'fit' within a specific art category, and so I prefer the term 'Creative Artist' It gives me the freedom to create unrestricted and I'm comfortable with that.
Over the years I have tried to work out what it is that defines me as me, but my mind works like a thousand boxes open all at once, I'm inquisitive, creative, resourceful, ultra organised yet, completely disorganised, happy go lucky just run with it, yet straight down the line aiming for perfection. I'd describe my creative mind as a bit of a beautiful mess.
So after years of trying to find me, a me that would 'fit in' to the normal way of building and promoting myself, I've realised that it's actually ok not to fit into a specific type of art.
This understanding and new sense of release has allowed me a new found confidence. I'm just going to be me, proudly enjoying what I do, producing unrestricted creative art and designs to share with you.
The start of 2017 has seen me mainly working with clay producing unique ceramic items and a large part of my collections so far are ceramic jewellery based.
Clay is such a therapeutic medium to work with, I love the transformation from a lump of cold wet clay to a piece of pretty jewellery or giftware The excitement and pride I feel each time I open my kiln has never left, it always feels like a little bit of magic has happened in there.
While I have dedicated the first half of 2017 to my current ceramic jewellery and gifts collections, the latter half of the year will see a greater focus on art and mixed media designs.
My inspirations come from the country side around me, I adore the calming, whimsical colours of wild flowers especially against the landscapes surrounding my studio, which is currently beautiful golden barley fields scattered with thistles and magical dandelions. When I look back at my current collections and ranges it's quite easy to see that the surrounding landscape, with florals and prettiness, are my main comfort zone in creativity this year.
Walks with my dog in the near by Falkland Estate have influenced a range of jewellery in the Fern, Lunar and Rustic Collections, with a selection of necklaces and giftware that is made using foliage collected from the beautiful woodland estate. Beautiful worn down buildings and weather beaten rocks have played inspiration to a more earthy and rustic feel too.
I hope you enjoy my ranges and collections as much as I have enjoyed making them
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