Debra Jackson at work

Artist's Statement :

The inspiration for my art comes from the beauty of our vast and seductive Australian landscape.

My paintings are an attempt to capture a deeper meaning and spirit that comes with my connection to this land.

I have developed a great interest in naturally occurring and manmade patterns and designs and represent the natural organic landscape with layers of textured paint, pattern and colour.

Debra Jackson with Australiana

A Short Biography :

I was born in Geelong and grew up in Torquay amidst the surf culture of the Surf Coast.

I trained and worked as a Registered nurse at the Geelong Hospital and concurrently studied Fine Art/painting in private and government tuition.

I married and spent a year away living and experiencing the captivating Cape York Peninsula, Thursday Island and Torres Strait in Far North Queensland.

Ocean Grove then became my home where I have lived for over twenty years while raising a family. I also lived for several years at Bellarine, on acreage, where I developed a great love for the farming and vineyard landscapes of the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. I continued to pursue my passion for art through further education and practical application while working as a Myotherapist in private practice for many years.

Since graduating from Brougham Art School - Geelong, in 2007, I retired from the health industry so that I could focus and practice as a full time artist. I co-established the Art Is Studio and Gallery in Geelong where I worked in a group studio for 4 years. With a further shift in the focus of my artwork, I left the group studio to concentrate on my work as an independent artist.

For shorter periods throughout the years I have also been an art teacher, a law court artist and spent several years in the retail industry.

For numerous years I have been consigned to The Convent Gallery in Daylesford, Victoria, where my work is continually exhibited.

My artwork is sold through galleries and private commission and is held in national and international private collections.