Deborah Pugh is a Kent based abstract artist. She likes to break the rules and push the boundaries. She has recently exhibited with the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, and the Society of Women Artists at the mall galleries, as well as taking part in solo and group local shows.
Her paintings are inspired by walking, cycling and travel particularly by the coast of Kent; the isle of Sheppey where she lives; and the Algave coast where she recently went on a painting residency. Although her work is non-objective, colours and motifs are gleaned from studies in the landscape. She starts by working intuitively however the studies are always present and ultimately inform the work. She builds up the surface with variation in lines using brushes and other tools, and adds shape and colour to draw you in and hold your attention. Deborah also encourages you to bring your own narrative to the painting believing that a painting should not just be about what the artist sees and feels but also about the viewer’s response.
Deborah works in a variety of media including watercolour, printmaking, mixed media, collage and more recently oils.
To view artworks please go to my website, join my mailing list or contact me for an appointment.