Deborah Lanyon

Deborah Lanyon

Deborah Lanyon

Whilst working on the edge of both intellect and vision, Deborah still permits the paint to develop its own identity within her paintings. Since her first emergence in the 1990’s Deborah Lanyon’s practice has taken a slight turn in direction over the last couple of years, inspired by time spent in Italy, Slovenia, France and England. Her travels have allowed her to absorb the culture and landscapes through which she has passed, not only visually, but through all her senses: sound, smell, taste and touch. Sometimes smaller works are created in situ and then transported home to act as further visual stimuli for the larger works, which are mostly painted from collective memory.

Embracing this lapse of time between first seeing a place/space – when and where it was – to the moment when the painting is realised, allows her to digest and synthesize ideas over time. It is by no chance then, that Deborah’s paintings seem somehow to remain in the first moment – always fresh, energetic and truly alive.

Top image: One of Deborah’s most recent works, available now, please enquire, Anchored, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 142 x 150 cm


Solo Exhibitions
Coningsby Gallery, 2017
Gallery 286, 2014
David Curzon, 2010
Fountain Gallery, 2007
Gallery 286, 2003
Archeus Fine Art, 2000
Air Gallery, 1999
James Colman, 1997
Pike Gallery, 1995
Milne and Moller, 1993

Group Exhibitions
Wimbledon Studios, 2013
Neal’s Yard, 2012
Joanna Bird, 2011
Jenny Granger Gallery, 2010
David Curzon, 2010
St Art London, 2009
Olympia, 2007
Islington Art Fair, 2004
Art First, 2003
Art London, 2002
Royal College of Arts, 2000
Pump House Gallery, 1998
Glasgow Art Fair, 1997
Islington Art Fair, 1996
Bonhams 1993

Art Education
St Martin’s School of Art, 1977-78
Byam Shaw College of Art 1979-81
BBC Design Department 1982-86
Putney School of Art 1986-90
Oliver Bevan Studio 1991-94