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Get to know the artists: Deborah Grice

We know that our discerning customers love fine food and travel as well as art, so we asked our artists to share some thoughts with us:

Deborah Grice

1/ If you could own one work of art,from any time in history, money no object, what would it be and why?

Any of James Turrell’s Sky Space Series. The first one I experienced was at Kielder Forest. It was one of those times in my life where I felt wholly connected to nature and that I had been given an insight into myself as an artist. I still strive to visualise ‘the void’ on the back of that early experience. 

2/ Describe your favourite meal.

A pot of Yorkshire tea served  in a china cup with a fruit scone, jam and clotted cream alongside. I never get tired of it. 

3/ If you could live anywhere else in the country, the world, the universe, where would that be and why?

I’m greedy. I’d like to live a nomadic lifestyle  - there’s so much to learn from travel. I might even find some answers along the way.. 


A graduate of Glasgow School of Art and The Royal College of Art London, Deborah paints raw land, emptiness and weather. Her paintings are metaphysical in nature representing vastness and otherness. The use of geometric lines allude to aspects of 'vision': perception, meditation, escapism, the physicality of looking.. and are of course open to personal interpretation

We first met Deborah when we awarded her the 'Saul Hay Emerging Artist Award' at the New Light Art Prize 2017/18.

We were struck by the beauty and power of the northern landscape depicted in her painting and intrigued by the geometric lines which drew our eyes across the canvas.

We are thrilled to have worked with Deborah over the past few months and her paintings are popular with our customers. She is currently preparing for her first solo exhibition.

'Between the Lines' previews on 21st September and runs until 7th October.

Saul Hay Gallery, Deborah Grice, Nocturnal Storm, painting
Deborah Grice, Nocturnal Storm, oil oncanvas with gold, SOLD

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