The beguiling wildlife paintings of Debbie Boon are inspired by two passions; the sheer joy of bringing a blank canvas to life through painting, and the delight gained from observing and representing the striking (and sometimes quirky) rural characters and vast blue skies of Eastern England. Her stated aim in her work is “ to reflect life and all its visual personality.”
After graduating from Art College, Debbie embarked on a career in graphic design, before becoming well known as a children’s book illustrator as well as establishing herself as a painter in commercial and private spheres. This career as an illustrator instilled in her the desire to create character within the painted image and this intention is never far from the surface. Whether depicting animals, people or places, Debbie conveys a deeply personal impression of each subject, through a progression of expressive paint techniques, colour, light and movement.