I have an ongoing commitment to drawing which strongly informs the work that I produce as an artist. I am currently working through ideas of the landscapes that have become so important to us during this time of pandemic. I have used the landscape to feel connected to the Earth and connected to those around me. As I have drawn the places that are loved and dominate my locality of North Devon, It has been wonderful to see that people have watched and followed me on social media and enjoyed me posting the paintings each day. I challenged my self to paint en plain air every day of second lock down and now that we have entered 2021 I am again beginning a daily painting project.
I graduated in July from an MA in Contemporary Art Practice from Plymouth University where my work centred around the portrayal of women during birth and motherhood. I have been connecting with women who have been pregnant during the pandemic and unpacking their stories at this time. I am committed to ongoing learning, both for myself and others. I have emerged from the MA with a more fully formed practice that will lead me into the next phase of my life as an artist.
Alongside my art practice I run art classes, both in person when it is permissible and on line. The on line classes are run from my Facebook page: Drawing and Painting with Debs Last. Join me and explore your own journey into creativity.
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