Mackerel Skies and Mare's Tails

Image Credit: 'Monday's Child' by Debbie Bell

The Malthouse Gallery, Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU

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Friday 04 November 2016 – Wednesday 16 November 2016
Opening Hours: 10.30am-4.30pm

This exhibition of colourful and vibrant oil paintings by Lyme Regis-based artist Debbie Bell focuses on her love of proverbs and fables.  She has been fascinated since childhood with these sayings handed down through time and still quoted today.  “Proverbs have a timeless quality, like a good story, that still resonates with our hectic lives,” explains Debbie.  “I use oil paint, building up layers of colour until the details of the finished painting emerge in all their intensity.”  

She adds: “Coming from an artistic family and living in a house full of art, literature and music, I was always surrounded by creativity.  I studied theatre design and fine art in the Midlands before moving to London where I illustrated children’s books, working for Walker Books and Heinemann.  I eventually left London and moved to the West Country where I began painting in a studio in my seaside garden.” 

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