Deborah Walker has always regarded drawing as the seminal process from which all art forms grow. She believes that drawing as mark making is an intrinsic part of being human; everybody does it but developing a language of drawing and painting that can express feelings and emotional responses has always been her aim. Deborah's paintings are concerned with landscape, both in broad expanse and in close up detail and express both the dramatic and subtle ways in which light transforms a subject.
A recurring theme in Deborah Walker's work is the depiction of water, as it provides a her with a constant challenge. Deborah's approach to watercolour embraces both representational and abstract elements, and she pushes the character of the paint to extremes.
She is an elected Member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. Deborah won the prestigious Turner medal at the RI in 2015. A solo exhibition of her work will be held at the gallery in Autumn 2017.