Tuesday, 17 December 2013

New Gallery

For many years I have had my work in six galleries in the UK, but so far they have mostly been in the south. I was recently asked if I would show at a gallery in Ripley, just outside Harrogate in North Yorkshire and after a little visit decided immediately that it would be a lovely place to show. Ripley is a town right out of a Dickens novel and almost every house is a beautiful example of honey coloured stone and classical architecture. The gallery is called Chantry House, and is right in the centre, and easy to find. It is run by Emma Hargreaves.

The gallery can be found at:

Chantry House Gallery

Main Street
North Yorkshire

01423 771 011

Friday, 13 December 2013

Byard Art Cambridge

Here are some of the pieces that I am currently exhibiting in the Christmas exhibition at Byard art in Cambridge.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Angie Lewin at YSP

Last week I went with my husband to the opening of Angie Lewin's solo show at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  The exhibition is called a natural line, Angie has taken inspiration from YSP's historic 500 - acre landscape to create a series of new prints and watercolours alongside newly designed products such as mugs and bags. The exhibition continues until 23rd February 2014. It is well worth a visit.

Simon martin from Pallant House, With Angie.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Bircham gallery Christmas exhibition

Bircham Gallery (Holt, Norfolk) begin their Christmas exhibition on the 30th of November, and these are the pieces I will be including in their mixed show.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Owl cup and cowslips.

I have just finished painting this today, I am working towards a solo show at the Rob Fogell gallery in Stamford in April/May 2014. I will post new images as and when I have finished them.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

New work.

Here are a couple of new paintings, done in the last couple of weeks. One of them includes a book cover originally designed by Enid Marx, and is part of an ongoing series of paintings depicting beautiful book covers from my collection.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Portrait of the artist.

I was recently asked by a gallery to supply a portrait of myself for their website. One of the images I considered was this one taken by my husband Andrew Sanderson. He used an old wooden 5x7 inch Kodak specialist camera, one of his favourite cameras for portraiture.

Monday, 7 October 2013


A short while ago I set up with my first board on Pinterest. I have just revisited it and put lots of images up in a few different categories. I have my own work, a board for Mary Fedden, another for ceramics, and one for my husband the photographer Andrew Sanderson.
If you would care to have a look, go to www.pinterest.com/debbiegeorge13/

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Artists' cards

Artists cards have just published four more of my paintings to add to their Arcadia range. They will be producing four other images later in the year. The cards are available nationwide through galleries, bookshops etc.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Enid Marx

Last week I visited Warwickshire and Oxfordshire, to deliver some paintings to the Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour and also to see some exhibitions. One of these was in the wonderful Compton Verney, with an excellent exhibition on Enid Marx. Not only were there lots of great paintings and textiles, but Enid's personal collection of ceramics, many of which i have in my own collection. It was very exciting and inspiring.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Secret Art For Water

I recently had two paintings in this exhibition, I was emailed by the new owner last night who is delighted to have got two paintings for £35.00 each. All pieces in the show were untitled and unsigned, and set at the same price. The exhibition was a huge success.

'Secret Art for Water is an exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized artworks in support of the Falmouth Rotary’s WASH project in Uganda. Hosted by Beside The Wave, the exhibition’s challenge is to raise £3,000 in support of this vital work. In achieving this target, the proceeds of the sale will unlock the final tranche of funding for a £124,000 project designed to bring clean water and sanitation to two Ugandan communities. This will result in improvements to health, education and economic development in two Ugandan communities.'

Monday, 20 May 2013

Nursery Ware

I have been collecting nursery ware for many years, and occasionally I have included it in a painting. A recent commission inspired me to look again at this very detailed, decorative work. Here are a few of the paintings I have done on this theme:

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Penguin Music score.

Here are two paintings in a series of still life images with patterned music scores behind. The first one is just about to be published by Artists cards. These books were originally produced by Penguin and they commissioned several artists to design the front covers. I bought a number of these books last year as I was really taken with the colours and the designs. I found out later that the illustrator of this one was Stephen Russ, who taught my mum at Corsham Art School in the sixties.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013


I recently painted a picture of a piece of Milton head pottery with snowdrops in it, for a friends 50th birthday present, I also gave her the mug which is in the painting. Unknown to me, she had also painted a similar pot with snowdrops, and hers was on a yellow table, the same as mine!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Spring flowers.

Springtime has come later than normal here due to the heavy snow. Now that the snow has finally gone, the flowers are coming up in the garden and inspiring me to paint some new still lives.
This is a lovely time of year and seeing these flowers coming through after being buried under eighteen inches of snow only a few weeks ago is a joy.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Emily Sutton and Mark Hearld.

Last weekend we visited the open studios of Mark Hearld and Emily Sutton in York. The opening was in their own house and we saw so many interesting and inspirational things. As artists, we have collected and hoarded all sorts of objects and curiosities over the years, and we immediately felt at home there. There were a lot of people looking around and almost everything had sold by lunchtime. We bought two paintings by Emily Sutton and they were quite happy for Andrew to take pictures around their house for this blog.
We are going over again on Sunday to collect the work and spend a bit more time in York, one of our favourite Cities.