My name is Debbie Yare and I’m a Visual Artist based in north-west England. Spending time outdoors and developing my awareness of the landscape is an essential part of my work and life. I pursue this through an ongoing cycle of walking, exploration and art making, often visiting the same locations again and again. I have come to know the landscape that surrounds my home on Morecambe Bay intimately, yet each visit is unique and offers something new. My walks in these familiar surrounds are strongly felt, meaningful experiences that contribute to a constantly evolving ‘sense of place’. This could be described as a mingling of the physical appearance of a landscape; with history, memories and stories; and the inexplicable emotions that certain places bring which linger in the mind and create a sense of belonging.

Whilst walking in the landscape I respond to my experiences directly by making photographs and drawings. From these initial explorations I continue to make paintings in the studio, adopting a more carefully considered approach. I’d like to convey the intensity of feeling of these lived experiences, whilst maintaining a commitment to painting the landscape and the physical characteristics that make each place unique.

Please explore my galleries and blog. I am always happy to answer questions via my contact page where you can also subscribe to receive updates sent directly to your email address.

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Venturing Out

Spring is here and it is time to venture out more frequently to paint outdoors. Working directly from the landscape is an aspect of my work I would like to develop further and... READ MORE

Getting the Work Done

It is a while since I posted to the blog but I’m making a new commitment to keep it updated. The main reason for my extended silence has been busyness – which is... READ MORE

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