About Me

ABOUT ME

North Lincolnshire Painter and Printmaker, Deborah Grice paints raw land, emptiness and weather. She travels to places where she feels the landscape and climate best illustrate human emotion. Her paintings are metaphysical in nature - representing vastness and 'otherness'.

She produces oils on canvas, limited edition prints and works on paper. Deborah studied at the Glasgow School of Art and The Royal College of Art, where she specialized in Reportage Illustration as she had ambitions of becoming a war artist. During her degree she developed her 'plein air' painting method in the wild landscapes of Scotland and it's Islands. Her recent move to North Lincolnshire has brought new ideas and influences to her work, due to her new home's close proximity to the Humber Estuary. Her many journeys over the Humber Bridge provide rich information that inform her palette, composition and the sense of longing that can be found in her work.

“I use local natural objects to draw with and always produce my preliminary work en-plein-air. I embrace landscape that resonates with emptiness as well as finding inspiration by being amongst nature away from modern day life's distractions.”

"My intention is to produce imagery that speaks of our innate and powerful relationship with nature and landscape which sadly, is becoming increasingly lost."
EDUCATION

1998 - MA (RCA) The Royal College of Art, London
1996 - BA (Hons) First Class, Glasgow School of Art
GALLERIES/ EXHIBITIONS

2018 - 'Showcase'; Zillah Bell Gallery; Thirsk
2018 -
Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln
2018 -
Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber; North Lincolnshire
2018 -
New Light Touring Prize Exhibition: Bankside Gallery, London
2018 - 'Colour and Light';
Studio Eleven, Hull
2018 -
Saul Hay Fine Art, Manchester
2017 - The Mall Galleries, London; 'Discerning Eye' Prize Exhibition
2017 -
New Light Touring Prize Exhibition: Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle; Huddersfield Art Gallery; Bankside Gallery, London; Tullie Art Gallery, Carlisle
2016 - Zillah Bell Gallery; Thirsk
2016 -
The Biscuit Factory; Newcastle
2014 -
Ropewalk, Barton; North Lincolnshire
2014 -
Sunny Bank Mills Gallery; Leeds
2014 - North Lincolnshire Open Printmaking Exhibition; The Ropewalk, Barton-upon- Humber
2014 - 20:20 Hot Bed Press; Bolton, West Yorkshire Print Workshop
2014 - Northern Printmaking Biennale; Northern Print, Newcastle
2011 - International Mezzotint Exhibition; Ekaterinburg, Russia

AWARDS

2017 - 'Award for Best Painting from the Midlands', The Discerning Eye Prize Exhibition
2017 - The 'Saul Hay Award for Emerging Artist'; New Light Prize Exhibition.
2011 - 2nd Prize, Lincolnshire Print Making Exhibition; The Ropewalk
2008 - National Pilot’s License CAA
1998 - First Prize ‘Folio Society’ illustration Award The Folio Society
1997 - Painter Stainer’s Award for Illustration Royal College of Art
1997 - RTZ Travel Scholarship Royal College of Art
1996 - Design Bursary for Excellence Glasgow School of Art
1996 - Bequest for Excellence in Illustration Glasgow School of Art