Feature Artist

Deborah Chisholm will be exhibiting for the month of October in the AC gallery, located at the Nelson Bay Marina. 

Deb combines her clinical and academic life (being a Psychotherapist) with her love of painting and an active art practice. Deb has exhibited and held collections both in Australia and overseas, showing at the Menier Gallery in London in a group exhibition opened by the Australian High Commissioner.

Having studied extensively in old master oil painting techniques and abstraction for 5 years with the prestigious Charlie Sheard Studio School, Deb now works from her Nelson Bay studio overlooking the tranquil and pristine waters of the Bay. Deb’s sheer love of the area deeply influences her most recent work ‘Moodwaters’ and reflects the ethereal presence of a changing climate and shifting light. Deb also has an active drawing practice influenced by both traditional western and eastern calligraphic style.

“Drawing forces attention and encourages the eye to look closer and mindfulness allows the mind to feel. Within that lies resonance with the self and a connected felt experience with the other.”