As a child I was either painting, drawing or creating characters and imaginary worlds.
Following a Foundation Course in Art and Design at Maidstone College of Art, I chose to take the performance path and won a scholarship to The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London.
Subsequent years of acting, performing comedy and various other jobs to tide me led to art classes at the City Literary Institute. Re-igniting my passion for art, after a two year part-time pre-degree course I achieved a place at Central Saint Martins taking a BA in Fine Arts, Painting.
The old building is now Foyle’s bookshop and the painter’s got fit climbing the stairs to the upper floor studios everyday! I loved my time there and discovered what my fundamental interests were and experimented with different approaches which are still being explored within the various thematic strands on this site.
Whilst at CSM my artwork was selected and exhibited at the British Institute in Milan, The King Sturge Art Prize, The Courtauld Institute and as one of the artists for the album cover for the Mercury Music Awards.
My first solo exhibition opened as I was giving birth to my daughter at Gallery Differentiate in Shad Thames where a number of works were sold. Subsequent London and national exhibition opportunities followed.
Since that time I have also worked as an Actor and Hypnotherapist, Coach and Tutor. I am now focussing more exclusively on art once again, yet know my broad interest in all the Arts, Psychology, Science, Philosophy, Personal Development and Performance all feed into the mix of how I express myself within my artwork.
I’d love to hear from you and would be interested to discover if you connect with some of these interests when you view my work!
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An associated website with artwork as artist-in-residence with Theatre Companies during rehearsal period to performance may be accessed from this link: www.deborahpearse.com/articulate
I believe that shifts in our perception of reality allow us to transform ourselves; in order to achieve this effectively we must allow ourselves to become actively immersed.