I am Debs Kay, artist and teacher, thanks so much for joining me They say that to be a successful artist that you should choose a very restricted genre and create a definite look that you always adhere to. … well that's not quite me - I have never lived my life that way.....I have no formal training or any hold any awards for my art, but for me art is, as my life - not about perfection or an overload of rules & technicalities, it's about the knowing the basics and simply showing up - doing the best I can on any given day, growing and experiencing the joy of actually living & creating and with a bit of luck I'll create something you like to look at too :)
I simply love to paint, and have been doing so for almost 20 years now, most often it is animals, our beautiful natural world and the young at heart that inspire me. My favourite medium to work with is soft pastels, their intensity of colour, versatility and soft velvety look, for me, is beyond compare. I also very much enjoy the lightness, fun and unpredictability of watercolours and am looking forward to experimenting with oils in the future. I enjoy painting both realistically and with an impressionist touch.
Each artist creates for different reasons, for me it is about expressing the little moments in life, - the ones that bring a smile to your face, peace to your mind, love to your heart and joy to your soul. When I create it helps me to connect to somewhere truly special and helps me remember and appreciate those little moments – and the more I paint the more I see – so one day it might just be beautiful colours that inspire me, the look in a furry friends eye, or a snapshot of our natural world - I like to take my time when I paint and usually have several paintings on the go at any one time, choosing the one that draws me in that moment.
Born and raised in England I have been lucky enough to live a varied, colourful and interesting life - spending many years experiencing and living in other countries, living alternative lifestyles and meeting so many beautiful souls around the world, be they human or animal. I a now fortunate enough to be living in and renovating a wonderful old mill in a beautiful part of rural France, with my ever loving and amazingly supportive husband and our rather large collection of furry friends, all of whom are my joy, my love and my inspiration
My work life to date, for the main, has been a creative one spending many wonderful years in design of one form or another from interior design, to tiaras & wedding gowns, I also spent several years in the world of graphic design working for individuals & businesses around the world – Alongside this I was becoming more seduced by simply pencils or paint on paper and became a full time professional artist & teacher – I now wish to continue to improve upon my skills, experiment and grow as an artist and share my knowledge & joy with a wider audience of those who would like to go on their own artistic journey.
Thank you so much for looking