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.”
Debbie creates her work on canvas using heavy bodied acrylics with a rich, almost buttery texture and a variety of glazes. Working quickly at the initial stage to block in the main elements of the composition, she then layers her paints to create depth and vibrancy. Her art is characterized by an energy and vivacity which reflect the joie de vivre she feels when faced with a subject that captures her imagination.
Debbie’s latest work has the ability to sit comfortably in both traditional and contemporary settings. It is exhibited at the Concours of Elegance exhibition which takes place at royal locations including St James’s Palace, Hampton Court Palace and the Palace of Holyroodhouse and was the choice for the Royal Box at The Royal Windsor Show and was later featured in a TV documentary.