Debbie George - Artist

Debbie George’s work is a celebration of her passion for flowers and the objects with which she surrounds herself – from ceramics to fruits, feathers and stones. Landscape is an important influence that underlies her paintings, whether they are of particular places or still-life compositions.

Frequently Debbie George assembles flowers or objects within the foreground of a painting and sets them against a far landscape, so that you sense a domestic space opening out into nature: both spaces are revealed with surprising clarity and with a perspective that is uniquely the artist’s own. The carefully selected objects – some found or given, others acquired especially for painting – are equally carefully positioned, to the extent that the space between them, or emptiness around them, is highly resonant.

Working with the ancient medium of gesso, with which she primes her panels, Debbie George builds up layer upon layer of paint creating a wonderful luminosity and depth that she reveals by scratching into and through the layers: an inscribing that she also uses to emphasise form. By doing so she expresses subtle tonal and sculptural qualities. This body of work is influenced by the landscape and surroundings of her home in the hills of West Yorkshire; beaches in Norfolk and Scotland and Cornwall. Their varied landscape forms and qualities of light drift through Debbie George’s paintings, which although sometimes small in size, have a richness and intensity that far exceeds their scale.

Clare Lilley
Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park


My work is often in stock at the following galleries:-


2016 Bircham Gallery, Spring, summer, winter mixed exhibitions

2015 Byard Art, Cambridge winter show
The Rowley Gallery, London
Affordable Art Fair Stockholm, with Byard art.
New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey, winter exhibition
Beside the Wave Gallery, Cornwall, summer exhibition
Chantry House Gallery, Ripley
Bircham Gallery, Norfolk Solo exhibition

2013 Bircham Gallery, Norfolk Solo Exhibition

2011 Byard Art, London art fair
Bircham Gallery
Byard Art, Spring exhibition, Cambridge
Beside the Wave, Spring exhibition, Falmouth Cornwall
New ashgate, Surrey (solo show June 2011)
Rob Fogell, Stamford (solo show August 2011)

2010 Beside the Wave, Cornwall
Stour galley - Shipston-on stour
Byard Art, Cambridge, London,New York
Bircham Gallery
Rob Fogell, Stamford
New Ashgate,Farnham,Surrey
The Wey Gallery, Godalming Surrey

2009 Ainscough Contemporary Art, London (solo show)
Bircham Gallery
Byard Art- New York art fair

2008 Byard Art - Art London
New Ashgate gallery, Farnham,Surrey
Beside the Wave, Cornwall

2007 Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Ainscough, London
Byard Art, Cambridge
Beside the Wave Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall
Bowlish Contemporary Gallery, Bowlish, Shepton Mallet
The Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk


Ainscough, London
Garden Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk
Godfrey and Watt, Harrogate
Gallery Top,  Chatsworth, Derbyshire
Holmfirth Art Week, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
Orange Street Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland
Beside the Wave Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall
The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-stour, Warwickshire


Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk
Holmfirth Art Week, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
Orange Street Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland
Red Barn Gallery, Penrith, Cumbria
Sanderson, George and Peach Gallery, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire


Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
Red Gallery, Thame, Oxfordshire


Kenwood House, Hampstead, London
The Affordable Art Fair, London



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Debbie George
3, Marble Hall
Lamma Well Rd

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