All Will Be Fine | Herm, Sark and Jethou, Evening Oil on Canvas 50cm x 75cm Framed £1700 'These islands are connected to Guernsey, yet not. Their remoteness intrigues me and at times intimidates. An evening seascape serves as a reminder of those emergency hospital dashes, the cancellation of ships…it is at these times that the islands stand alone.'
Hope Begins | Across to Bordeaux Harbour (Detail) Oil and Gold on Canvas 20cm x 32.5cm Framed
Homeward | St Peter Port Oil and Gold on Canvas 50cm x 76cm Framed £1700
'It is here, either returning from Sark, Herm or the mainland that I feel a great sense of being centred and that all shall be well. Navigation is essential here, as a port it becomes a fulcrum for our continued journeys, both physical and emotional.'
Now, For Peace | Grosse Rocque, Cobo (Detail) Oil and Gold on Canvas 50cm x 75cm Framed
Now, For Peace | Grosse Rocque, Cobo Oil and Gold on Canvas 50cm x 76cm Framed £1700
'The ceremony of the Blessed Flag of Guernsey and the flag itself is for me, the soul of Guernsey. With one glance we are reminded of Guernsey’s history as an island under siege and its resilience against its foes. There is power and dignity here.'
Restful Now | Perelle Bay (Detail) Oil on Canvas 50cm x 76cm Framed
Restful Now | Perelle Bay Oil on Canvas 50cm x 76cm Framed £1700
'I find the rocky outcrops at Perelle Bay to be a wonderful visual metaphor for our internal and external lives. Watching the tide cover and uncover the rocky shelves perfectly illustrates how one often doesn’t appreciate the hidden traumas of others and sometimes our own existences.'
Peace at Last | Fort Grey (Detail) Oil, Gold and Luminous Pigment on Canvas 50cm x 76cm Framed
Time For Hope | Moulin Huet Oil and Gold on Canvas 75cm x 90cm Framed £2500
'Renoir’s painted this scene in 1883 during a period of huge geo-political change. Charles Darwin had just died, leaving the church in turmoil and electrically based technology was becoming more widespread. In 2022, we continue to live during huge global shifts. It is stabilising to appreciate that our landscape remains mostly the same and can embrace us in times of turmoil.'
For Love | Vazon Bay (Detail) Oil on Canvas 75cm x 90cm Framed
All Will Be Fine | Herm, Sark and Jethou Oil and Gold on Canvas 50cm x 75cm Framed £1700
'These islands are connected to Guernsey, yet not. Their remoteness intrigues me and at times intimidates. As someone from the mainland who has easy access to hospitals, shops, libraries etc, the populations of these islands resilience and self sufficiency inspires.'
Onwards | Pembroke Bay (Detail) Oil and Gold on Canvas 80cm x 100cm Framed
Onwards | Pembroke Bay Oil and Gold on Canvas 80cm x 100cm Framed £2600 'With the nearby prehistoric structures and Napoleonic forts, the beautiful white sands belie Pembroke Bay and L’Ancresse Common’s history of defence and protection. This is a destination where the stresses of modern-day life can be filtered, bordered by motifs of past struggles that have been transcended.'
Sanctuary | Grandes Rocques (Detail) Oil and Gold on Canvas 75cm x 90cm Framed
Sanctuary | Grandes Rocques Oil and Gold on Canvas 75cm x 90cm Framed £2500
'The huge rocks at Grandes Rocques will have offered millennia of protection from high winds for those who look out to sea, contemplating their lives. We all need a sanctuary- someplace that we can go to be protected.'
Deborah met Rosanne at The Royal College of Art in 1996 and is proud to be showing her work alongside Rosanne's for the first time, to celebrate almost thirty years of friendship and artistic support. Rosanne is a Sarkee by birth, having moved to Guernsey to live full time with her family three years ago. See Rosanne’s website or her instagram account to view her Channel Island based en-plein air work.