For many artists, the path to calling themselves an ‘artist’ has not been direct! Debbie Knight graduated with a degree in Art and Teaching and took the financially sensible route of becoming a primary school teacher. But the great thing about being an artist is – it is never too late!
‘I took up oil painting when my youngest child started school, and since that moment, I have been on a journey to find my true artist self. I always achieved well technically at art, with good draftsmanship and an ability to think in 3D, but I had no idea what I was trying to say! Finding abstract expressionism has been a revelation. My paintings are about the act of painting. Each mark, colour, texture informs me what else the painting needs. I am now very excited about the body of work I have been building over the last year.’
Debbie had the last major exhibition at New Maynard Gallery in 2020, before lock down. She had a small solo exhibition and took part in many joint exhibitions through 2021/22, but 2023 sees her gearing up for 2 solo exhibitions. The first will be in April at the Collective Gallery St. Albans and then for three months in the summer at the Arts and Heritage centre in Baldock.
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