Debra Sweeney

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Debra Sweeney BA (Hons)

Debra studied at Bournemouth College of Art and Design in Dorset and completed her fine art degree course at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, Kent in the 1980’s.
Debra works with paper and has investigated it’s properties throughout her career, which ranges from dynamic colourful photographic abstractions in the 90’s to simple figure studies.

Initially Debra concentrated on Photography after graduating and became an associate of the Royal Photographic Society in 1991. The portfolio she submitted went on show in the Barbican Centre in London and in Bath at the Royal Photographic Society. Debra then embarked on travel photography for the Metropolis Group and was invited to do an exhibition for the Barbican Centre for their American Festival in 1998 following the publication of a New York Guide Book.

Debra then moved to Norway and it was here that she combined her two disciplines of art and photography. The resulting collages were showcased in a one-woman exhibition in the oil town of Stavanger in Southern Norway and also in Oslo exhibited alongside other expatriates work.

Debra then moved back to the UK to Salisbury and began to concentrate more on her portraiture and figure work. She exhibits throughout the UK.

Education

1979 – 1980
Foundation course – Bournemouth College of Art
1981-1983
BA (Hons) Ravensbourne College of Art, Kent
1991
Associate of the Royal Photographic Society
also internationally, in particular as part of the time she spent in Norway developing her work. Her work is held in private collections worldwide.Education
1979 – 1980 Arts Foundation Course at Bournemouth College of Art
1981-1983 Degree course at Ravensbourne College of Art, Kent

Professional Qualifications

Associate of the Royal Photographic Society in 1991
Awards
2nd Prize for Anna. Oexmann Art Awards June 2003
Publications
New York For Less; London For Less; Edinburgh For Less; Bath For Less

Exhibitions

2015 Line Paper Clay. Debra Sweeney | Painting. Steve Neville | Ceramics

2016 Synergy. Debra Sweeney | Painting. Steve Neville | Ceramics

2017 Synergy II. Debra Sweeney Painting. Steve Neville | Ceramics.

2017 Interpretations of Landscape. Group show