Deborah was born in Hertfordshire, England and at an early age the family moved to Hartlepool for wo...
Teresa Deborah Ryle
Deborah was born in Hertfordshire, England and at an early age the family moved to Hartlepool for work where her parents went into business having 3 shops in the town and Deborah was educated at St. Josephs Convent where there is an influence on some of the more Renaissance style artworks. Deborah also lived in Germany for nearly 5 years where she sold her first oil paintings in Braunschweig for DM50. Deborah worked as a secretary for about 30 years until she decided to go it alone with art with Job Centre encouragement and now Deborah is a nationally and internationally recognised artist and is established artist since 2003, working mostly in oils she also has available watercolours, pastels, drawings and prints.
She has enjoyed drawing, painting and generally being creative from an early age. She painted her first portrait when she was 15 years old, of her Grandfather.
In the early 2000's, she became a full time professional artist, starting up while she lived in Somerset. She then moved to live in Portsmouth, where she took inspiration from the local area, along with her visits back to Somerset. She now live in Corsham, in Wiltshire, where she continue to draw inspiration from her local area, often sketching and painting in popular locations within the town.
A favorite subject of hers is the landscape, and much of her landscape artwork looks to traditional styles of art, and uses subjects which are recognisable to the local area. Further inspiration is taken from the great Renaissance artists, their paintings, drawings and even sculptures, which she turn into paintings of her own to give them some life. Another favorite subject of hers is wildlife - particularly big cats, which, she says, provide her with extra challenges - especially local British wildlife and Equestrian subjects.
Some of her artwork is now in the Royal Collection, owned by Her Majesty The Queen.
She is largely self taught, though she has attended a few supplemental art classes over the years. Her paintings and drawings are recognisable and that is essential in her art, as she strives for recognisable likenesses. She uses a wide range of media, though most particularly oil paintings on canvas and wood panel. She also works in watercolours, pastels, graphite, sepia and coloured pencil drawings, and she also has a number of prints taken from her etchings.
She is a member of the local art society in Corsham.
"My aim is to travel much further and broaden my artistic horizons.
My work has also received very favourable responses from Mr. Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic, New York Magazine on social media Twitter & Instagram and has also expressed his like for my work in a private email. Such comments as "Keep up the GREAT work". For "Florence & Pisa and Menlaus holding corpse of Patlaus" Mr. Saltz says "Really like both! You have something strange, dazzlingly out-there; keep going" and the Madonna & Child meets with his approval "It does very much". This I am really pleased about Mr. Saltz's opinion means a lot in recognition of my artwork." - Teresa Deborah Ryle
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