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Spring Exhibition 2024 - 16 March - 10 June

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Deborah Phillips

Born in Dundee, Deborah Phillips is the daughter of well-known Scottish artist Douglas Phillips. She first exhibited work at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art at the age of 14. Deborah graduated in 1987 with BA (Hons) from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. She has worked as a designer for both the National Trust for Scotland and Historic Scotland and is a former Exhibition Convenor with Dundee Art Society.

Deborah is now a full-time painter in acrylics from her Woodhaven studio overlooking the Firth of Tay.

I enjoy all aspects of creating a painting, from going out into the stunning Scottish countryside to collect reference material, priming the board on which I will paint, squeezing paint from the tubes and watching it glisten on the palette, holding the well-used brushes, mixing the squelchy colour and applying it in swathes, varnishing, framing and then seeing the finished article on a gallery wall - every stage gives me a thrill.