Deb Parker

Deb Parker

  • Artist’s Statement

    “From my early experiments with water-based medium the randomness of paint has been fascinating to me; to show a loose shorthand description of the subject, with a touch of diffused mystery. I looked mostly at the post impressionists to understand the possibilities that deconstruction of the form gave to the feeling of lightness, air, and the velocity of movement. I then looked back a bit further as far back a Peter Paul Rubens and his mastery of movement in the human form. I take my subjects in and out of focus as if using a camera obscura. Using light spots and abstract obfuscated form in the background as compositional aide to move the eye around the work. 

  • Biography

    Debbie trained and established her early painting style in Canberra almost 30 years ago.
    Living and working in Brisbane since 1996 she has exhibited mostly on the east coast of Australia in solo events and National Competitions and is held in many private collections. She qualified as a Graphic Artist in 1996 and ran her own small business alongside her Art Practice until 2008. Now painting full time.

  • Influences

    “From my early experiments with water-based medium the randomness of paint has been fascinating to me; to show a loose shorthand description of the subject, with a touch of diffused mystery. I looked mostly at the post impressionists to understand the possibilities that deconstruction of the form gave to the feeling of lightness, air, and the velocity of movement. I then looked back a bit further as far back a Peter Paul Rubens and his mastery of movement in the human form. I take my subjects in

  • Awards

    2024 - Rotary Art Prize finalist and Lethbridge 20000 online finalist
    2023 - Stevens St Landscape Exhibition finalist
    2023 - Rotary Art Prize finalist
    2022 and 2023 - Lethbridge 20,000 Prize Finalist
    2021 - Lethbridge Landscape Prize On-line Finalist
    2020 - Lethbridge 20,000 On Display and Online, Finalist
    2019 - Aspire Gallery Foot Square, Voters’ or Peoples’ Choice
    2018 - Finalist Rotary Art Prize
    2018 - Finalist Stanthorpe Art Prize
    2016 - Finalist Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize - Adelaide
    2014 - Finalist in the ST George Art Prize - Sydney
    2012 - Nundah Art Prize for Portrait, Landscape and “Best in Show”

  • Exhibitions

    2022 and 2019 - Solo Exhibition LATROBE ARTSPACE
    2018 - Solo Exhibition Percolator Gallery
    2017 - Solo Illumination Poetry Percolator Gallery
    2016 - Solo Botanica Percolator Gallery
    2010 - Solo Martin Galleries
    2008 - Solo exhibition “Memories of Trees” Doggett Street Studio, Newstead, Brisbane
    My work was featured on the popular series THE BLOCK 2021

  • Website

    https://www.debparkerartist.com/gallery

Showing the single artwork

Deb Parker

Cadence for a Regents Parrot
45.5 x 61.5 x 3.5 cm ACRYLIC ON CANVAS $850.00