1959 - ?

Deborah Alexander

Deborah Alexander was born at Perth, Australia in 1959, daughter of a Dutch father and an English mother. Moving from one side of Australia to the other and then multiple times to New Zealand, she spent time in Remuera Primary School at Auckland, New Zealand in the late 1960s. In 1989, together with her late husband and her children, Deborah moved from New Zealand to England and although engaged in painting for most of her life, it wasn’t until she was in her 40s in 2004, that she completed a Fine Arts Degree with Honours at West Suffolk College, Ipswich and in 2007 a master's in fine art from Norwich School of Art and Design. Deborah paints in oil and her paintings are a metaphorical unravelling of the past, often patterned they provide a way of viewing, engaging with paint as a material, applying each layer to expose or cover itself. A member of Ipswich Arts Association and the Woodbridge Art Club and a former member of Suffolk Open Studios from Newbourne Studios, 21 Mill Road, Newbourne, Woodbridge, Suffolk and had a solo exhibition at Vanilla Art Gallery, Leicester with other shows at Gun Street Gallery, Reading, Berkshire; Reyburn House, Whangarei and at Remuera Gallery, both in New Zealand; Forefront Gallery at Suffolk College, Ipswich; Art On the Prom, Felixstowe, Suffolk; Norwich Fringe Festival, Castle Mall, Norwich; The Frame Workshop & Gallery, Ipswich and at the Norwich School of Art and Design and internationally in Italy, Spain, Australia and France. She has run art workshops at East Suffolk MIND and held an artist residency at Ipswich Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Department.

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