27th Feb - 16th April 2019 - The Jam Factory (with LiterArties)
8th March - 11th May 2019 - The Old Fire Station: Oxfordshire Artweeks - 152 LiterArties
4th May - 12th May 2019 - The Cloister Gallery, St Stephens (with SJE Arts): Oxfordshire Artw eeks - 103 SJE Arts Cloister Gallery
4th May - 27th May 2019 - KFL Gallery, The Spice Lounge, Summertown: Oxfordshire Artweeks - 29 The Spice of Life
11th May - 19th May 2019 - Appleton: Oxfordshire Artweeks - 178 Village Art
Throughout May - Didcot's Cornerstone: Oxfordshire Art Weeks -241 (see www.artweeks.org/festival/2019/cornerstone-arts-centre).
12th Oct - 9th November 2019 - West Ox Arts Gallery, Bampton
14th Oct to 2nd November 2019 - Vale and Downland Museum, Wantage, OX12 8BL
19th Oct throughout November and December 2019 - Cafe 38, South Parade, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7JN
26th Nov to 9th December 2019 - Cornerstones Arts Centre, Didcot - pre-Christmas taster and workshops (For main exhibition see below).
25th February to 23rd March 2020 - Cornerstones Arts Centre, Didcot
May 2020 (and throughout Artweeks) - The Dolphin Gallery, Wantage
May to June 2020 - The Owen Mumford Gallery, Chipping Norton
Debrah studied Literature and Fine Art in London, graduating in 1980, but found herself pursuing a number of other career lines, including two of her own businesses, teaching, event management and writing. Moving from Hampshire to Oxfordshire in 2013 to start a new page in her own story, she made the bold decision to settle full-time into her two first loves – writing and art.
As an author, her work – psychological thriller and literary fiction – centres around her love of people-watching and the observation of how action creates reaction, absorbing and reflecting the ambiance of the world and situation in which those reactions occur. We really are what we make ourselves become!
In art, however, she is inspired by what has already become: the richness of the landscape all around us as it grows and declines through the seasons, the sensuality that is all around us in the sounds, sensations and sights that we daily experience yet often fail to notice, and in the beauty of colour and light that transforms both us and the simplest scene that we see. Her paintings seek to reflect the richness, luminosity and drama of what we so often take for granted, from the humblest tree to the stormiest sea or sky.
Debrah also regularly teaches and mentors budding writers and writes psychological and literary fiction under two pen names. She has won literary awards for individual works in both fiction genres.
More examples of Debrah’s work can be found here:
Email contact details can be found on Debrah's website: http://www.debrahmartin.co.uk/