In 2015, Deborah Isabella Gilbert moved to Margate, in Kent, to fulfil a life long dream of living by the sea. Living here has captivated Deborah more than she could ever have imagined; the colours and tonal quality of the skies are constantly inspiring her.
Deborah works mainly in acrylic paint, as it dries quickly, allowing her to build up light layers of glazes. A glaze is a single layer of paint that's thin enough to allow the colours beneath it to show through. Each new layer builds up the depth of the colour and modifies what it's being painted over. Hopefully, resulting in a more expressive and natural image.