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A Walk Around the Exhibition


This Easter weekend I am taking a much needed breather after last week’s exhibition, “Dad & Daughter”.

I am happy to report I sold 2 paintings, and so did Dad.  We also sold lots of cards and postcards featuring our artworks too.  The guestbook has some lovely comments in as well ☺

Here are a few snapshots of the exhibition:

Here is a walk round video taken on the 2nd day. Enjoy!

Busy in the studio – and I love it!


Well, life has been very busy this last few weeks.  With many projects on the go, my work has been cut out!  I am still networking a lot and finding this a very positive way of promoting myself, as people get to meet me in person as an artist.

I have also been preparing for the exhibition with my dad too – the flyers arrived today, and I’m working through all the artworks I want to be ready by then.  Here are a couple of new ones to show you:


Good Friends 4 ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2012

woodland with heron

The Twilight Heron ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2012

These will both be on show at the following upcoming exhibition:

deborah eileen burrow exhibition 2012

I have also booked another exhibition for the autumn in Bury St Edmunds at the Lounge Cafe for 6weeks starting 8th September.  This will be a joint show with Susan Miller.

I’ve also been approached by The Aldeburgh Gallery, on the beautiful Suffolk Coast,  to do a solo show in Spring 2013 which is very exciting.  Always nice to have a show in the diary for next year!

I’ve also been chatting with my mentor, Katie Millard, about doing an exhibition together.  Our theme will be birds, so I have been experimenting with a loose watercolour style.  Katie will concentrate on coastal birds whilst I will coax out some paintings of inland birds.

So, lots going on!

More news soon 🙂

Something New for the Fox Inn


This week I am still busy with the large commission I’m working on – a diptych … here’s a sneak preview…

Angela's Garden (in progress) ©Deborah Eileen Burrow

I’m a bit further on with it now, but still a lot to do.  I’m really enjoying working on large canvas again.

Tomorrow I’m delivering a new batch of work to the Fox Inn in Bury St Edmunds.  I’ve had some autumnal work in there for the last few months, and they have requested something a bit lighter in mood, and some hares.   So here’s what I’m taking:

The Elusive Hare ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2011

Dunwich Cliff Trees ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2011

Beach Huts Felixstowe 2 ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2011

Indian Summer Birches ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2011

Snow Laden Trees ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2011

All of these are framed up and ready to hang.  Even though the last one is snowy, the overall look when it’s framed is just nice colouring and eye catching.   Funny thing is that I sell more snow paintings in the summer!  Maybe its to make one feel cooler on hot days!!

In other news:  I am just finishing the first chapter draft for the publishers of my new book.  Working title “10 steps to keeping creative”.  They’re happy with the rest of the proposal and want me to write it…happy days!

The exhibition Upstairs @ The Brewery Tap in Ipswich is still on til the last day of July.  So if you’re in the area I recommend you have a meal there – its really good, and then pop upstairs for a browse of my works.

I’ve also started 2 new acrylics on canvas – one large and one medium, in preparation for the Toot Arts exhibition in October where Susan and I are going to have a 12 artist show back in the Edmund Gallery in Bury St Edmunds.  More about that at a later date.

Thats all for now, back soon

Debs ☼

What a fabulous week!


Susan and I have had a brilliant week at our exhibition in Bury St Edmunds.
We had lots of visitors, sold artworks, prints and cards.
We did demonstrations every afternoon, and even completed some new artworks!

If you missed the show, here is a video of it just for you 🙂

Countdown to my Exhibition(s)


Its only 9 days to go til the Toot Arts Summer Exhibition kicks of with a Private View on Friday 3rd June.  The last week always entails the tying up of loose ends and making sure all the paintings are ready to hang.  I’m 95% there!  Some prints arrived this week, so I just need to package them up ready for sale.

Robin Maria Pedrero’s prints are really beautiful, and I really encourage you to have a good browse through them if you come along to the exhibition from 4th – 9th June inclusive.  Robin, as I mentioned last time, is an American artist who has posted a limited collection to me for display and sell.  This is the first time Toot Arts have had another artist’s work in the exhibition.  This sets a precedent for other artists to exhibit with us and if you go the Toot Arts website you will see a Call for Artists section.

Today I’m going out to see a lady who has commissioned me to do a painting of trees from a favourite scene of hers.  This painting will be in progress on the easel at the exhibition.

After the Toot Arts exhibition, I will have a month long solo show Upstairs @ The Brewery Tap.  The show runs July 3rd-31st  and can be found at  Cliff Quay, Ipswich  venue  There will be a smaller show of my current works, and new sketches of the local area for sale.

Meanwhile I’m still busy working on new ideas – my sketchbook is constantly being scribbled in!  As part of my Area Leader role in the Business Networking group 4Networking, I get to go to some beautiful parts of  Suffolk.  This week I’ve been to the Mill Hotel in Sudbury which has the most fabulous views.  I’ll be there twice a month so I’ll be able to take lots of photos and sketches as the seasons change.  Here’s just one view of the Hotel itself.

The Mill Hotel, Sudbury, Suffolk

The view from the Hotel across the river and marshes is stunning.  I’ll leave that for another post…

Well, that’s all for now – better get back to organising, list checking and liaising 🙂

My next post will be after exhibition.


Art and Networking….


Again, I have had a really mental couple of weeks, but all in a really positive way.

As I have mentioned before, I have been a member of the Business Breakfast Meeting group 4Networking since July 2010.  I’ve gradually become more and more involved, and this week I was appointed Area Leader for the South Suffolk area.  4N has become a bit of a bug – a warm and fuzzy bug that really gets me motivated and really works for me as a self-employed artist.  So I’m rocking along at the moment, networking once or twice a week all around Suffolk and North Essex, and getting lots of interest in my artwork.

Along side all the networking, I am working hard with Susan Miller to get the Toot Arts Summer Exhibition exhibition prepared, and we’re nearly there.  Both Susan and I are really looking forward to it, and if you’re in the area please pop in to The Edmund Gallery, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 10.30am – 4.30pm daily from 4th-9th June inclusive.  We’ll be doing demonstrations most afternoons too.  I’ll have a range of works there, acrylics on canvas, framed watercolours, framed B&W illustrations and prints.  Susan will have framed watercolours, acrylics on canvas and prints on sale.

Yesterday some lovely prints arrived from USA from a fellow artist, Robin Maria Pedrero, and will be on sale at the Toot Arts Summer Exhibition too.

I also have more exhibitions going on this year and I’ll soon be adding another to the list for September in Colchester.  Keep up with the exhibitions page on my website.

Here are is a new acrylic painting:

To the Harvest Festival ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2011

acrylic + mixed media on 12×12″ deep edge gallery wrap canvas.

Lots of metallic paint in this one, so it changes in the light.  I have two other canvases on the easel and I’ll show you those next time.

Meanwhile, stay happy, and I’ll be back with news in a couple of weeks.


3 New Paintings, 3 Exhibitions and 1 Book


I’m so happy to tell you some amazing news!  Hence the reason I haven’t blogged in a few weeks.  Everything just turned a corner and dropped great opportunities into my world.  Well, they didn’t just arrive – I’ve been striving for them really, and the hard work has paid off 🙂

So firstly:

The gallery that represents me has been without any of my paintings for a month or two as I promised them some new work ready for their major exhibition throughout May ( and beyond).  I’ve promised them they would be brand new and not seen by anyone until they were delivered.  All the paintings are brand new and not shown in any venue before, although two have been on Flickr for a couple of months.  They’ve been delivered now so you can now see them all together right here.  They will be exclusively available at Chimney Mill Gallery.  They go on show on 1st May.  Here they are:

The Keeper of Fox Wood ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2011

Sparkling Winter Dusk ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2011

The Lilac Hedge ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2011

The following painting is the one that has been “tweaked” and completed.  The main noticeable difference are the windows.

Peaceful Snow ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2011

And finally and new one this year, but you’ve seen before:

Under the Trees ©Deborah Eileen Burrow 2011

So I’m really pleased with these ones going to the gallery.

On the same day I delivered three paintings to be on long term display at a lovely restaurant called the Fox Inn in Bury St Edmunds.  They are paintings that were completed back in 2009, but they were obviously waiting for their most suitable place to be admired and look fabulous in their place.  They are for sale too, through the Fox Inn.  They have asked for four more artworks which I’ll be delivering next week.

Exhibitions have exploded for me this summer for 3 months.  After the show at Chimney Mill, I have a week with Susan Miller in The Edmund Gallery in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, like the one in 2010.  This is my personal major show this year as there will be around 30 of my artworks on sale.  Here’s the poster:

Then after that I have a Solo Show for the whole of July,  Upstairs at the Tap in Ipswich, Suffolk.  This is very exciting as its the first year that the venue have opened the gallery upstairs.  Its a lovely space, and is used for little functions throughout the month too, so apart from being open everyday, it will provide a lovely decor for events.

The last bit of news to tell you this time is about the book.  A few years ago I used to keep a blog called Keeping Creative.  It was well received and an exciting little project.  I always said I’d develop it and release it as a self published E-book one day.  Well, something better happened!  I met someone at a business breakfast last week who’s an author (and it turns out, the commissioning editor of a book publisher, Bookshaker).  After chatting about this and that, we got talking about my blog and my desire to turn it into a book.  Well, the upshot of all this is that she wants me to write this book and they will publish it!  So now I’m just getting the proposal together for her to approve and I’m on my way!  Me…an author!! Very exciting!!

There you have it – all my news I’ve been bursting to tell you all.  Needless to say I’m on a high right now…..

Back soon 🙂