From Commissions and Painting Sales
Just writing to tell you that Claire absolutely loves the painting. Seeing it in the flesh brought tears to her eyes – it was very carefully wrapped and protected for it’s plane journey back to the Isle of Man where it is now looking splendid on the wall of their bungalow. Elegant Birches IV was a wonderful 40th birthday present for her. Your paintings are so beautifully serene and tranquil.
Kate Crofts, Cambridge
I love Debs’ work & so does my husband! He was thrilled to receive one of her paintings I’d commissioned for Christmas. Debs kept me informed of progress, delivered on time, & produced the most glorious piece of art – for us both! Thank you!
Sue Parsons, Suffolk
I’d like to thank Debs for painting a fantastic portrait of our dog Archie. I commissioned this for my partner, Esther’s 40th birthday, and I can tell you she loved it so much it cost me a box of tissues, due to the tears of happiness. I hope you get many more commissions for pet and family portraits; they make a brilliant gift to a loved one.
Martin Hopwood, Essex
Debs was great at crystallising my rather incoherent thoughts and ideas about what I wanted in the painting and delivered the completed work within a couple of months. As the painting developed Debs kept me informed of its progress, consulted me frequently and made me feel included in its creation. With each update, I became increasingly excited and have to admit to feeling pretty emotional when I saw the finished painting. Debs’ passion for colour is obvious and yet the vibrancy of the palette does not detract from the overall sense of tranquillity of the garden. I love that Debs experimented so successfully with copper leaf for the orchard and appreciate the care she took with every detail – she even told me which were her favourite two apples! The brief was to evoke an impression of the garden which Debs has done but, at the same time she has incorporated faithful details of parts of the garden such as the summer house and the shapes of the trees which are instantly recognisable. I am absolutely delighted with “Earlwood” – It’s everything I had hoped for and more. It has been a pleasure to have Debs paint this for me and the photo book she gave me of the work in progress will be treasured as much as the painting itself.
Angela Slegg, Suffolk
I really can’t say enough about Deborah. She made me a beautiful ring box with my own inscription and the box was in my hands three days after our first email. Not only was she extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating to my specific requests, the box she made was absolutely perfect. I couldn’t really ask for more! Thank you again!
Charlotte Philips, London
I was attracted by the simplicity of the work and the subject matter, and I love Deborah’s artwork (February Snow) – it looks lovely in my home.
Elizabeth Champion, Suffolk
I have always loved ploughed fields and I love my painting (The Fertile Land). I have always preferred personal expressions of art. The paintings I own have to reflect who I am and I hope my family will enjoy this painting long after I’m gone.
Stella Burgess, Suffolk
I love the way the paintings (December Dusting & Ready For Winter) evoke the English Countryside. I like the calem still aire and the use of mica to add shimmer to the earth. I really love both of the paintings I bought – the texture and technique as much as the tone.
Cath Hoey, London
Vibrant colours and wonderful texture that give a real feel of the landscape. We are most pleased with our paintings ( Secret Berry Tree & Lean on Me) and hope to purchase more in the years to come.
Sally & Derek Dunstone, Suffolk
You are amazing and whilst viewing I got a lovely sense of freedom, imagining myself being there in some of the beautiful paintings, walking and breathing in the fragrant fresh air. Can a painting do this really? Well it did to me!
Marie Frazer, Suffolk
I love your trees. I gaze at length at them. Your art inspires dreams.
Gale Storm, Indiana, USA
Gorgeous artwork, super-fast delivery and great communication – a pleasure to deal with.
Michael Quinn, Northern Ireland
A perfect seller – super quick delivery, friendly communication and I think my mum will be delighted with her Mother’s Day present. A beautiful piece! Thanks so much.
Holly Horton, Kent
From Art Classes
“Having just completed one of Debs’ watercolour courses, I’d like to recommend them to anyone thinking of signing up. She has a calm approach and always finds some aspect of ones work to appreciate. This is especially encouraging to novices and those ‘stuck’ with their current abilities. She had students at all levels of experience and managed to show us a new special effect each week. Many thanks and well done.”
Sue Thompson, Bury St Edmunds
“I always wanted to have a go at painting but never quite found the time. Doing the online Creative Watercolours course was the little spur I needed to make the time. The videos were easy to follow and strangely soothing to watch! And then I was surprised to discovery that not only could I paint a picture in an hour but that it could actually look okay! And I guess I’ve realised how relaxing painting is – like a walk on deserted beach, your mind gently wanders. I can thoroughly recommend this course.”
Verity Peet, Belfast
“Before taking the online Creative Watercolours Module 1, I hadn’t picked up a paint brush in years. I loved setting aside an hour to be creative. I had fun following the videos and testing out the techniques. Overall it was the perfect relaxation for a busy entrepreneur – to take time out to do something completely different! Thank you very much Debs, I can’t wait to see the other Modules.”
Emily West-Sadler, Stamford