Deborah Last: Artist
I work from my studio in North Devon. I like to work directly from life and from memory.
I am currently studying an MA in Contemporary Art Practice at Plymouth University. I am committed to ongoing learning, both for myself and others. I am hoping to emerge from the MA with a more fully formed practice that will lead me into the next phase of my life as an artist.
Throughout 2015 though a yearlong project to paint the landscape every day I explored the landscape in oils, capturing the light and weather of the changing seasons. My contemporary style, expressive colour and intriguing brush strokes blend with a traditional form of art to create a unique and beautiful series of paintings. Undertaking daily painting has further informed my understanding of the landscape and the yearlong research project of daily painting has hugely informed my current practice.
In 2013 I produced an installation piece ‘Upper Room’ which combines sound, body printing and anatomical drawing. It is a work exploring and examining body image, self-worth and faith.
Having spent 7 years living in India working as an artist and tutor, her work retains the love of colour and story that so inspired her whilst she was there.
My work is held in private collections throughout the UK and abroad, including Sir Richard FitzHerbert of Tissington Hall, Derbyshire and the estate of Sir Jack Hayward, Barbados.
I work full time as an artist, living in North Devon. I started a three year MA course at Plymouth University in September 2017.
Together with my fellow artist and friend Zoë Day I jointly owned Buckingham Art School until December 2016.
I was a Patron and a founding member of Buckingham Art for All.
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